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Listen to CITAC's new radio message to President Bush on open trade.
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The print advertisements urging President George W. Bush to resist pressure from Big Steel to cut-off steel imports are the result of a cooperative effort of three organizations: The Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (CITAC), the Free Trade in Steel Coalition and the American Institute for International Steel.

Our advertising campaign was launched to counter the massive public relations campaign by big steel companies and their Washington lobbyists designed to gain special U.S. government protection from competition in the form of tariffs and/or quotas on steel imports.

President Bush is expected to decide in early March 2002 on whether or not to restrict steel imports. If you are against protectionism and want to help fight for free trade, or for additional information, please contact:


CITAC is a coalition of companies and organizations who are committed to promoting a trade arena where U.S. consuming industries and their workers have access to global markets for raw materials and other imports that enhance the international competitiveness of U.S. firms. For additional information, please visit

The Free Trade in Steel Coalition represents major United States port authorities, port terminal operators, and other U.S. port and transportation industry organizations that are deeply concerned about possible loss of U.S. maritime related jobs resulting from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 201 global safeguard investigation on steel imports. For additional information, please visit:

The American Institute for International Steel is comprised of steel importers, exporters and related enterprises in North America. Based in Washington, D.C., the Institute serves the needs of steel users throughout the world and is committed to economic growth through competition in steel trade.