international Lawyer, specialist in foreign trade, Kevin Dempsey became the interim Executive Director of the trade group of the steel industry of the United States, American iron and steel Institute (AISI). Prior to his appointment he worked in AISI 11 years. Until recently he held the position of senior Vice President of public policy and General advice. Dempsey was working with U.S. manufacturers in trade cases, developed proposals antidumping and countervailing duties.
According to the new head of the AISI, one of the main problems in metallurgy is the problem of global overcapacity and government interventions around the world.
"Another important problem where we are constantly focusareas, competing materials, there was always competition with other materials for our markets in the automotive and construction sectors," - said Dempsey.
According to him, fears of steelmakers are not associated with the technological state of the industry, and from external factors such as the situation with the pandemic COVID-19.
"We want to compete with fairly traded imports, not by dumping or subsidised supplies, and we continue to face many of the problems associated with subsidized production from China and other countries that continue to distort world markets," concluded Dempsey.