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Chinese Steelmakers Trying to Evade U.S. Import Tariffs, American Steelmakers Allege

23 Sep 2016 - Several U.S. steelmakers are accusing their Chinese counterparts of circumventing newly imposed tariffs on cold-rolled and corrosion-resistant steels by diverting products into another country before exporting them.

U.S. Announces Preliminary Duties on Stainless Sheet, Strip

12 Sep 2016 - The U.S. Commerce Department has set has set preliminary anti-dumping duties of 63.9 and 76.6 percent on stainless sheet and strip from China.

Commerce Department Proposes Big Countervailing Duty on Chinese-Made Plate

08 Sep 2016 - The U.S. Commerce Department has set preliminary countervailing duties of 210.5 percent on Chinese-made cut to length plate, ruling that producers there have been benefitting from unfair government subsidies.

U.S. Trade Commission OKs Duties on Cold-Rolled Imports

02 Sep 2016 - The U.S. International Trade Commission has affirmed the imposition of anti-dumping duties on cold-rolled steel from four countries, but has declined to apply them to Russian imports.

Steel Not on the G-20 Agenda for China

30 Aug 2016 - China is keen on discussing its financial reforms during the upcoming Group of 20 summit – and less so on talking about the world’s excess steelmaking capacity, reports The Nikkei Asian Review.

U.S. Trade Commission Affirms Duties on Certain Pipe and Tube Imports

17 Aug 2016 - The U.S. International Trade Commission has signed off on anti-dumping duties against imported heavy-walled, welded carbon pipe and tube from three countries.

Bloomberg: China Falling Behind on Capacity Reduction Goal

16 Aug 2016 - A recent upturn in coal and steel prices is testing the determination of Chinese provinces and companies to cut excess capacity, and, in fact, have put the country behind early goals for doing so, according to the Bloomberg news service.

U.S. Is Vigorously Enforcing Trade Laws, Says Commerce Department Secretary

12 Aug 2016 - U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker said that with 161 steel-related trade cases now on the books, the government is fully committed to enforcing trade laws.

Commerce Department Sets Duties on Hot Rolled Coil Imports

08 Aug 2016 - The U.S. Commerce Department will impose anti-dumping duties of between 3.7 and 34.3 percent on hot rolled coil from seven countries, the department has announced.

India Extends Import Protections on Certain Steels for Another 60 Days

08 Aug 2016 - The Indian government has extended its import price floor for certain steel products by an additional two months, reports The (India) Economic Times.

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