Thomas Gibson, president of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has praised US President Donald Trump's signing of the third pillar of his 'Buy American, Hire American' initiative.

“This announcement is another positive step in ensuring the fullest possible implementation and enforcement of existing domestic procurement laws and ensuring the steel industry remains competitive. Strong domestic procurement preferences for federally funded infrastructure projects are vital to the health of the domestic steel industry, and have helped create manufacturing jobs and build American infrastructure. We applaud President Trump for once again affirming his commitment to the steel industry that built, and continues to build, our nation.”

President Trump signed the 'third pillar' of his plans at a special 'Made in America' event held at the White House on 15 July.