CFIUS: US Steel Review Draws Attention

Posted 12/23/23

The planned acquisition by Nippon Steel of what used to be America's preeminent steelmaker has stirred up a hornet's nest of jingoism and grandstanding in Washington and the Rust Belt, promising for a contentious review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS).

"President Biden welcomes foreign investment that creates new US manufacturing jobs,"  National Economic Council Director Lael Brainard said.  “However, he also believes the purchase of this iconic American-owned company by a foreign entity – even one from a close ally – appears to deserve serious scrutiny in terms of its potential impact on national security and supply chain reliability,” 

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