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Commerce Department Clears the Way for Anti-Dumping Duties on Cold Rolled Steel

22 Jul 2016 - The U.S. Commerce Department has set final anti-dumping margins of between 1 percent and 35.4 percent on cold rolled steel from five countries – Brazil, Korea, Russia, India and the United Kingdom.

Nucor's Profits Rise in Second Quarter

21 Jul 2016 - Nucor Corp.’s second-quarter profit rose to US$233.8 million on and improving supply-side conditions, the company reported Thursday.

U.S. Commerce Department Affirms Structural Tubing Duties

19 Jul 2016 - The U.S. Commerce Department has signed off on anti-dumping duties on carbon structural tubing from three countries.

China Makes a Record Amount of Steel in June

15 Jul 2016 - Chinese steel mills produced crude steel at a rate of 2.32 million metric tons per day in June, making the month the busiest ever -- on a daily basis -- for the country’s steelmakers, reports the Bloomberg news service.

NAFTA Panel Mostly Rejects Mexican Challenge to U.S. Duty Order on Rebar

14 Jul 2016 - A North American Free Trade Agreement review panel has generally upheld a finding that U.S. producers had been harmed by unfairly traded Mexican rebar exports.

'We Must Fulfill the Plan to Cut Overcapacity of Steel,' Says China Economic Planner

14 Jul 2016 - Chinese officials reaffirmed the country's intentions to cut coal and steel production on Thursday as the American Iron & Steel Institute urged the U.S. government to vigorously enforce its trade laws.

China, U.S. Accuse Each Other of Violating WTO Commitments

13 Jul 2016 - China says it will fight a preliminary duty order on stainless sheet and strip, contending that the U.S. Commerce Department deliberately misinterpreted WTO rules, reports Xinhua, China’s official news agency.

U.S. Imposes Countervailing Duties on Stainless Sheet; Lifts Some Duties on Stainless Wire Rod

12 Jul 2016 - Chinese producers of stainless sheet and strip have been unfairly benefiting from government subsidies, the U.S. Commerce Department has ruled.

China Threatens to Punish Provinces That Don't Follow Through on Capacity Cuts

08 Jul 2016 - China is telling its provincial governments that they’ll be “seriously punished” if they don’t close redundant steel mills and coal mines, according to the Bloomberg news service.

Steelworkers Union Calls for More Action on Unfair Steel Trading

01 Jul 2016 - The United Steelworkers union said that while it welcomes a commitment to coordinating trade enforcement efforts throughout North America as a means to curbing the world’s excess steel capacity, more aggressive action is needed.

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