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Germany Organizes Meeting to Discuss Steel Overcapacity

06 Oct 2017 - Germany has called a meeting with other top steelmaking countries to discuss global overcapacity, according to the Reuters news service. 

USW Again Calls On Trump to Impose Steel Tariffs

25 Sep 2017 - Citing ArcelorMittal’s decision to halt plate rolling at its Conshohocken, Pa., USA, plant, the United Steelworkers union is issuing a new call to the Trump administration to complete its national security review of steel imports. 

China Looks to Cut Pollution – By Reducing Steel Output

25 Sep 2017 - To curb pollution, China is preparing to initiate a first wave of steel production cuts that will reduce output at its largest steelmaking city by half, reports the (London) Financial Times.

India Well on Its Way to Meeting Steel Production Target

18 Sep 2017 - India is making strides toward its national goal of lifting steel production to 300 million metric tons, reports the Press Trust of India (PTI).

Chinese Steel Production Sets August Record

14 Sep 2017 - China’s steel output climbed to another new monthly record in August as mills cranked out 74.59 million metric tons, reports the Bloomberg news service. 

India Wants Foreign Steel Producers to Build, Not Buy

07 Sep 2017 - As India looks to expand its steel capacity, it is encouraging foreign producers to undertake domestic expansion projects rather than buying up distressed assets. 

EUROFER: Material Life Cycle Costs Should Be a Part of Vehicle Emissions Standards

05 Sep 2017 - The European Steel Association (EUROFER) is calling on EU officials to account for the life cycle carbon costs of materials in drafting new rules for vehicle emissions. 

Report: Trump Twice Said No Deal to China on Offer to Reduce Steel Capacity

29 Aug 2017 - U.S. President Donald Trump apparently wants tariffs on imported Chinese steel so much so that he rejected an offer from Chinese leaders for additional capacity cuts, reports the (London) Financial Times. 

Trump Demands Import Tariffs

28 Aug 2017 - Should there be any question on where U.S. President Donald Trump wants to take trade policy, perhaps this will be helpful.  

U. S. Steelmakers Make the Case for Import Restrictions Directly to Trump

24 Aug 2017 - Top executives at 25 American steel companies have appealed directly to President Donald Trump for relief from imported steel. 

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