This memorandum summarizes the regulatory concerns applicable to the export of specialty steel and specialty metals products, as well their ancillary melting and processing technologies. The memorandum is intended to assist company representatives identify issues that could give rise to export licensing consequences.
The Specialty Metals Amendment reflects the recognition by Congress that specialty metals are unique, long lead-time materials that are critical to national security, and that the U.S. must maintain a reliable domestic source of those materials to ensure a vibrant defense industrial base.
Since 2010, U.S. titanium companies have invested more than $1 billion in capital improvements and research & development.
This paper describes the challenges facing the Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA), the importance of the industry to the national defense and the industrial economy, and suggests public policies to support the long-term survival of this industry.