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Alacero: Latin American Finished Steel Production Remains Stable, While Imports Grow 15% in Jan-Apr 2015

30 Jun 2015 - Alacero released their figures for the Latin American steel market for the first months of 2015 on 24 June.

AISI: Preliminary Steel Imports Decrease 4% in May

29 Jun 2015 - Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 3,374,000 net tons (NT) of steel in May 2015, including 2,744,000 net tons (NT) of finished steel (down 3.6% and 7.2%, respectively, vs. April final data).

AHMSA Threatens More Job Cuts Over Dumping

29 Jun 2015 - Altos Hornos de Mexico (AHMSA), one of Mexico's largest steelmakers, could cut a further 4,000 jobs if the government does not take radical measures to stop dumping in the industry, Reuters reports.

Update: Trade Adjustment Assistance Bill With Antidumping/Countervailing Measures Approved by U.S. Senate and House

25 Jun 2015 - Update: The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Trade Adjustment Assistance bill by a vote of 286-138.

U.S. Dept. of Commerce Announces Investigation into Antidumping and Countervailing Duties of Corrosion-Resistant Steel

25 Jun 2015 - On 24 June 2015, the United States Department of Commerce submitted announced that it will initiate antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations of imports of corrosion-resistant steel products from China, India, Italy, Korea and Taiwain.

India Raises Duties on Some Steel Products to Counter Chinese Imports

24 Jun 2015 - As reported by Reuters, India has raised duties on certain steel products by up to 2.5 percentage points, as domestic producers struggle to cope with surging cheap imports from China and Russia, among others.

Mexico Places Duties on Cold-Rolled Steel From China

23 Jun 2015 - Mexico's government said on 19 June 2015 that it would impose import duties on cold-rolled steel sheet from China after an anti-dumping investigation, as reported by Reuters.

Global Steel Industry Calls On Governments to Take Action Against China’s New Steel Policy and Overcapacity

18 Jun 2015 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA), the Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA), Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA), the Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports (CPTI), the Latin American Steel Association (Alacero), the Mexican Iron and Steel Industry Chamber (Canacero), the European Steel Association (Eurofer), the Turkish Steel Producers Association (TCUD) and the Brazil Steel Institute have issued a joint industry statement concerning China's new steel policies on 16 June 2015.

AISI Releases May SIMA Imports Data; Import Market Share 29 percent in May

08 Jun 2015 - Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that steel import permit applications for the month of May total 3,432,000 net tons (NT)*.

Latin American Share of Chinese Exports Reaches More than 10% in Jan/Apr 2015

05 Jun 2015 - According to a report by Alacero, between January and April 2015 China exported 3.2 million tons of finished steel to Latin America, a growth of 29% from January/April 2014.

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