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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?”

The Industry Will Have to Wait Longer For Section 232 Decision

26 Jul 2017 - For those awaiting President Donald Trump’s decision on whether to impose new tariffs on imported steel, you’re going to have to wait longer. 

U.S. Commerce Department Affirms Rebar Tariffs

21 Jul 2017 - The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday set final antidumping margins of 3.5% on imported rebar from Taiwan. 

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.

European Union Prepared to Launch Retaliatory Trade Measures at U.S.

07 Jul 2017 - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reiterated promises that the E.U. would retaliate against the U.S. if it moves to impose new unilateral steel import restrictions. 

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.  

Report: Trump Wants Steel Tariffs. The Rest of His Administration Doesn't.

30 Jun 2017 - U.S. President Donald Trump and a few of his advisers are “hell-bent” on imposing steel tariffs, despite the objections of many others in his administration, according to the online publication Axios. 

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