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IMF: China's Steel Capacity Reductions Have Had 'Muted' Impact

15 Aug 2017 - The International Monetary Fund said China’s efforts to cut excess steel and coal capacity have had a "muted" impact on its production and that the country could stand to make more aggressive cuts. 

Policy Fuels China's Rising Iron Ore, Steel Prices

08 Aug 2017 - Iron ore and steel prices are rising in China as government policies have helped to tighten supply and increase demand, reports the Bloomberg news service. 

Timing of Section 232 Decision Remains Uncertain

28 Jul 2017 - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he’ll defer to President Donald Trump on the timing of the administration’s Section 232 decision, according to the Reuters news agency. 

USW to Trump: Get on With It Already

27 Jul 2017 - In regard to the Trump administration’s decision to delay action on new steel trade measures, the United Steelworkers union has this much to say: “What are you waiting for?”

Imposing Section 232 Measures Could Start Trade War, Critics Say

18 Jul 2017 - U.S. President Donald Trump is being warned that he could wind up instigating a trade war and upending the global trading system if he imposes restrictions on steel imports in the name of national security, reports The Hill newspaper.  

Trump: Maybe I'll Set Both Steel Tariffs and Quotas

13 Jul 2017 - U.S. President Donald Trump said he might impose both tariffs and quotas on steel imports to keep volumes of foreign steel in check. 

Economists To Trump: Don't Impose Section 232 Steel Tariffs

12 Jul 2017 - A group of economists who all served as U.S. presidential advisers are warning that new restrictions on imported steel could harm relationships with allies and damage the economy.  

EUROFER Upbeat on Steel's Prospects for Remainder of Year

11 Jul 2017 - The European Union’s first-quarter apparent steel consumption rose 3.1% year-over-year and is expected to grow through the remainder of 2017, but U.S. steel trade policies could have “disastrous” consequences, according to EUROFER, the European Steel Association.

EUROFER Urges U.S. to Rethink Steel Import Strategy

06 Jul 2017 - With the Group of 20 summit set to begin Friday in Germany, the European Steel Association is calling on member nations to renew commitments to free and fair trade – and on the U.S. to think carefully about imposing restrictions on European steel imports.  

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