Government Affairs

The Advocacy work done by the AWPA and its members is based on fostering the global competitiveness of North American wire producers. The foundation of this work is in the International Trade Policy Mission statements of the association:

  • The mission of the American Wire Producers Association is to assure free access to the global supply of Carbon, Alloy and Stainless Steel Wire Rod.
  • AWPA supports and promotes US policy, legislation and international agreements which seek to eliminate trade-distorting subsidies and government intervention in the free market.
  • AWPA supports compliance by the United States and our trading partners with international trade agreements and enforcement of the obligations of our trading partners that they have undertaken in those agreements.
  • AWPA supports broad international trade liberalization with effective reciprocal market access.



M&B Metal Products Hosts Rep Gary Palmer

Rep. Gary Palmer, Alabama’s 6th Congressional District, talks with David Rodda and Dallas White. Palmer visited M&B to see their new Robotics Manufacturing. He was also briefed on several trade issues including the over-capacity of steel in China, the ENFORCE Act implementation, and why China should remain a non-market economy.

Section 232/301 Tariffs

The AWPA is working to keep members apprised of changes to the Section 232 tariff regime and to support them in product exclusion requests they may be considering.

Legislation & Government Policy

New AWPA policy positions are discussed and decided upon by the members of the Government Relations Advisory Committee (GRAC). Here is what’s on the Agenda, now.

State-by-State Employment Data

See how important the industry is to your state and the national economy! How many plants? Total Number of Industry Employees? Total Industry Wages?

US House Wire & Wire Products Caucus

AWPA values the legislators who have agreed to join the wire industry Caucus. Is your Representative a Member? If not, ASK!

International Trade Cases

AWPA serves as a forum for industry sectors to understand the trade laws and talk about the possibility of filing a trade case.

Environmental, Health & Safety

The AWPA Environmental Affairs Subcommittee monitors regulations that affect the industry. Find the latest issues of interest here.

Get to know current members of the US Congress.

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