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U.S. Stainless Producers Launch Trade Case Agaisnt China

12 Feb 2016 - Four U.S. stainless sheet and strip producers have filed a trade complaint against China, alleging that their overseas counterparts are dumping steel and undercutting domestic prices.

European Industries Pressing EU to Deny China Market Economy Status

08 Feb 2016 - European manufacturers and union laborers, including those in the steel sector, are planning to march in Brussels next week to voice opposition to granting China market economy status.

EU Announces Anti-Dumping Duties on Chinese-Made Rebar

01 Feb 2016 - The European Commission is planning to impose anti-dumping duties of 9.2 and 13 percent on imports of Chinese-made, high-fatigue performance (HFP) rebar.

More Layoffs Planned at Kentucky Tube Mill

28 Jan 2016 - TMK IPSCO has given notice that it intends to lay off 126 employees at its Wilder, Ky., USA, tube mill.

ArcelorMittal Mothballs Spanish Mini-Mill

25 Jan 2016 - ArcelorMittal is indefinitely idling its Sestao mini-mill in Spain, blaming “extremely adverse” market conditions.

Sanctions End, and Iran Goes Shopping

25 Jan 2016 - Italian mill builder Danieli expects to sign commercial agreements with Iran worth up to US$5.7 billion as economic sanctions end and the country set about to modernize.

China, U.S. Plan to Hold Bilateral Steel Meeting

21 Jan 2016 - U.S. and China officials, along with representatives from their respective steel industries, have tentatively agreed to meet for a bilateral steel-sector discussion later this year, American Iron and Steel Institute President and CEO Thomas Gibson said.

U.S. Commerce Department Proposes Big Dumping Margin on Chinese-Made Corrosion-Resistant Steel

23 Dec 2015 - The U.S. Department of Commerce has made a preliminary determination that steel producers in China, India, Italy and South Korea have dumped corrosion-resistant steel in the U.S.

Minnesota Officials Urge White House to Act Quickly on Steel Dumping

23 Dec 2015 - Steel industry executives, legislators and laid-off union miners in Minnesota’s Iron Range told the White House chief of staff that quick and decisive action is needed to stop what they called the national steel-dumping crisis.

Overseas Cold Rolled Producers Benefiting From Unfair Subsidies, U.S. Commerce Department Rules

17 Dec 2015 - The U.S. Department of Commerce has preliminarily ruled that cold-rolled flat steel products from China, India, Brazil and Russia are benefiting from unfair government subsidies and set duties ranging from zero to 227.3 percent.

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