DETROIT -- Chrysler group, although it says it is concerned about soaring exports of scrap steel to China, does not advocate government restrictions.
Chrysler, a coalition of steel buyers and steelmakers met this month with the Commerce Department. Under discussion is a petition to limit the exports of scrap steel because of rising prices and availability here.
"There is a concern," said Dennis Fitzgibbons, Chrysler's director of public policy in Washington. "But we are not advocating a specific response. We were just there to advise on the impact on the industry."
Much of Chrysler's steel comes from the large integrated steel mills that do not rely on scrap as a raw ingredient.