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India Nears Completion of Scrap Steel Policy

24 May 2018 - India is finalizing a national steel scrap policy and plans to open 20 scrapyards as it moves toward lifting steel production to 300 million metric tons annually, reports the Press Trust of India.

Another Protest Filed Against Section 232 Tariffs

23 May 2018 - India has become the latest country to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization over the Trump administration’s 25% tariff on imported steel, reports the Reuters news service. 

Mnuchin: Tariffs on Chinese Steel Will Remain

22 May 2018 - Although the U.S. has agreed to hold off on imposing US$150 billion in tariffs on Chinese technology and other products, the Section 232 tariffs on Chinese steel will remain, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. 

Report: Tariffs Causing Downstream Steel Companies to Delay Investment Decisions

14 May 2018 - Although American steel mills are cheering the Trump administration’s Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, they are creating uncertainly among leaders of downstream businesses, which are postponing investments and suspending hiring and expansion plans, reports The New York Times. 

Newport: Steel Tariffs Prompting Discussions About Excess Capacity

08 May 2018 - Any criticisms of the Section 232 tariffs notwithstanding, they certainly have sparked discussions among the world’s countries on excess steel capacity, AK Steel Corp. chief executive Roger Newport said Tuesday.

NAFTA Talks Reach Critical Stage

07 May 2018 - The negotiations over revisions to the North American Free Trade Agreement are entering a critical period this week as officials from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. look to resolve differences before elections change the equation, according to the Reuters news service.

Trump Delays Section 232 Tariffs for Some Countries

02 May 2018 - President Donald Trump has postponed the imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada and Mexico as it continues to negotiate alternatives with those countries.

Steel Tariff Might Force ATI to Close Restarted Facility

02 May 2018 - Allegheny Technologies Inc. said it will have to shut down its advanced finishing facility in Pennsylvania if its new joint venture isn’t granted an exemption to the Section 232 steel tariffs, reports S&P Global Platts.

EU Seeks to Join China on Complaint Over Steel Tariffs

23 Apr 2018 - The European Union has asked to join China in its dispute over the U.S. decision to impose a 25% tariff on imported steel, the Reuters news service reports. 

EU: Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Imperil Economic Growth

18 Apr 2018 - President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum are endangering global economic growth, European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Wednesday.  

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