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Romney and Rauner Share Insights With Metals Service Center Institute Members

12 May 2015 - Former Governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner were both in attendance at the Metals Service Center Institute’s (MSCI) Annual Meeting in Chicago last week.

EUROFER Calls for a Timely and Effective EU Trade Policy -- EU Imports Surge Forced Closures of Stainless Steel Drawn Wires Producers

11 May 2015 - In line with the modest European economic recovery, the stainless steel long products demand in Europe recorded a slight improvement in 2014. However, imports from third countries benefited most from the increase in apparent consumption.

Stainless Tube Imports From Asia Continue Massive Surge

30 Apr 2015 - Imports of seamless stainless steel tube from China and Japan continue to surge into the United States market at a rapid pace, according to the Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC).

Emirates Steel Alerts Over Imports Hitting UAE Market

22 Apr 2015 - Emirates Steel, the largest integrated steelmaker in the UAE, has warned of the effects of the flow in China’s and Turkey’s steel to the local markets, and called for protective actions to face the increasing competition and falling prices.

Associations of Europe and North and Latin America Present Critical Document to the “New” Chinese Steel Industry Policy

21 Apr 2015 - Eight national and regional associations representing the steel industries of Europe, North and Latin America joined in expressing their concern to the Chinese government about the recently revised “Adjustment Policy 2015” to the Chinese national steel strategy, released last March.

Modest Trade Recovery to Continue in 2015 and 2016 Following Three Years of Weak Expansion, Says WTO

15 Apr 2015 - Growth in the volume of world merchandise trade will pick up only slightly over the next two years, rising from 2.8% in 2014 to 3.3% in 2015 and eventually to 4.0% in 2016, WTO economists announced 14 April.

EU Levies Import Duties on Stainless Flats from China and Taiwan

01 Apr 2015 - The European Commission has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties of up to 25.2 % on stainless steel cold rolled flat (SSCR) imports from PR China and up to 12.0 % on imports from Taiwan, following the complaint which was filed by EUROFER in May 2014.

Steel Executives Bring Trade and Jobs Focus to Capitol Hill

26 Mar 2015 - Chief executives from three of the leading steel companies in the U.S told members of the Congressional Steel Caucus on 26 March 2015 that the government needs to dramatically improve policies on trade, investment in the workforce and infrastructure to ensure competitiveness and preserve American jobs in steel and other manufacturing sectors.

Steel Industry Leaders to Testify Before U.S. Congress on Unfair Imports Crisis

25 Mar 2015 - The United Steelworkers Union (USW) will be joining steel company CEOs, and steel industry representatives on Capitol Hill, Thursday, 26 March 2015, 8:30am–10:00pm to testify at a Congressional Steel Caucus hearing on the "State of American Steel."

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