US Trade Representative Demands Investigation into Carbon Emission Intensity of Steel, Aluminum, and Aluminum in the United States


Release time:

2023-06-26

Trade Representative Dai Qi from the Office of the United States Trade Representative has requested an investigation into the carbon emission intensity of US steel and aluminum products

On June 5, Katherine Tai, the trade representative of the United States Trade Representative Office, sent a letter to the chairman of the United States International Trade Commission, asking him to investigate the carbon emission intensity of American steel and aluminum products.
The letter pointed out that on October 31, 2021, the United States and the European Union announced that they had rebuilt their steel and aluminum trade relations and intended to negotiate the Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminum, establishing a green steel and aluminum trade alliance to address the issues faced by the steel and aluminum industries, such as high greenhouse gas emissions and overcapacity.
At present, the United States and the European Union are committed to deepening cooperation in the aforementioned areas and are jointly taking effective measures, including limiting trade activities in carbon intensive steel and aluminum products.
It is reported that the United States and the European Union have jointly established a technical working group to share relevant data and developed a method for assessing greenhouse gas emissions from steel and aluminum products. They plan to complete negotiations on the "Global Sustainable Steel and Aluminum Agreement" and establish a trade alliance by October 2023. Call on other countries to join the alliance, with the condition that the steel and aluminum industries of the applicant country meet certain low-carbon standards and there is no non market-oriented excess capacity.
Dai Qi requested that the United States International Trade Commission issue questionnaires to enterprises with steel and aluminum production facilities in the United States to collect production data and greenhouse gas emission data of related products, so as to estimate the maximum and average greenhouse gas emission intensity of steel and aluminum products produced in the United States in 2022 (by product category).
Dai Qi suggested that after the investigation, the United States International Trade Commission should write an investigation report, which should include the following three parts:
One is the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions related to steel and aluminum production, including fuel combustion emission intensity, process emission intensity (emission intensity involving chemical or physical conversion processes other than fuel combustion in industrial processes), and emission intensity of facility self generation.
The second is the indirect emission intensity generated by the energy purchased by the factory (including electricity and steam).
The third is the intensity of certain greenhouse gas emissions related to the raw materials and resources used in the production of steel and aluminum. This portion of greenhouse gas emissions occurs in the value chain of the surveyed company.
Dai Qi stated that the report should also explain the methods used to collect information and analyze the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions from related products, and try to determine detailed information such as the location of greenhouse gas emissions in certain situations. It is reported that the report is required to be submitted before January 28, 2025.

LATEST NEWS

How much tax does the steel industry need to pay after the EU carbon tariff is officially passed?

The public opinion on EU carbon tariffs has once again heated up.

2023-06-24

Exploring the Versatility of Seamless Alloy Steel Tubes

**1. Introduction** Seamless alloy steel tubes are a crucial component in many industries due to their strength, durability, and versatility. From manufacturing to construction, these tubes play a vital role in ensuring the success of various projects. In this article, we will delve into the many benefits and applications of seamless alloy steel tubes. **2. What are Seamless Alloy Steel Tubes?** S

2024-06-16

Exploring the Benefits of 2205 Stainless Steel Round Bar in the Metallurgy Industry

When it comes to the metallurgy, mining, and energy sectors, choosing the right materials is crucial for ensuring the success and efficiency of various projects. One material that has gained significant popularity in recent years is 2205 stainless steel round bar. This versatile material offers a range of benefits that make it ideal for a variety of applications in these industries. One of the key

2024-06-11

Unleashing the Strength: The Ultimate Guide to A53 Carbon Steel Round Bars

H1: Understanding A53 Carbon Steel Round Bars A53 carbon steel round bars are a popular choice in the construction and manufacturing industries due to their exceptional strength and durability. These round bars are made from carbon steel, which is known for its high tensile strength and resistance to wear and tear. In this guide, we will delve into the properties, uses, and benefits of A53 carbon

2024-06-06

All You Need to Know About AH36 Carbon Steel Plate

AH36 carbon steel plates are widely used in the construction and decoration materials industry, specifically in the field of building steel materials and structural components. These plates are known for their high strength, excellent weldability, and corrosion resistance, making them ideal for various applications in the construction sector. One of the key characteristics of AH36 carbon steel pla

2024-06-01

Unlocking the Strength: Benefits of 304L Stainless Steel Plate

--- **Introduction: The Versatile 304L Stainless Steel Plate** 304L stainless steel is a popular material known for its outstanding performance in a wide range of applications. From construction to manufacturing, this durable alloy offers a myriad of benefits that make it a preferred choice for professionals across various industries. In this article, we will delve into the key advantages of using

2024-05-27