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The latest news on steel-related trade cases and issues, including antidumping and countervailing duties, that will affect the flow of steel in and out of the U.S.

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U.S. Agency Announces Dumping Margins in Rebar Trade Case

23 Apr 2014 - On 21 April 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey.

AISI Says Treasury Report on Currency Fails to Address Key Trade Concerns

18 Apr 2014 - President and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Thomas J. Gibson, issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s announcement on Tuesday, 15 April 2014, that it would not label China as a currency manipulator:

Agency Determines Steel Threaded Rod Imports Not Harming U.S. Market

17 Apr 2014 - The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that the U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of steel threaded rod from Thailand that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

TMK IPSCO to Reduce Operating Hours at Three Welded Pipe Facilities

08 Apr 2014 - TMK IPSCO, the American Division of global pipe manufacturer TMK, announced plans to reduce the number of operating hours used to produce welded pipe at its Blytheville, Ark.; Camanche, Iowa; and Wilder, Ky., facilities.

U. S. Steel Senior VP Continues Company's Pressure On Unfair Trade Practice

01 Apr 2014 - Last week, United States Steel Corporation senior vice president – Flat Roll Operations Douglas Matthews echoed president and chief executive officer Mario Longhi's congressional testimony from earlier in the week, as he spoke at the University of Michigan's Shale Gas: A Game Changer for American Manufacturing.

U.S. Rod Producers Applaud Decision Moving Trade Case vs. China Forward

18 Mar 2014 - U.S. wire rod producers are applauding a recent government decision in a trade case against wire rod imports from China.

U.S. Agency Votes to Continue Trade Cases on Wire Rod Imports from China

17 Mar 2014 - The U.S. International Trade Commission determined that allegedly subsidized wire rod imports from China are harming U.S. industry.

USW Cites Failure of Korea Free Trade Deal in Second Year

13 Mar 2014 - The United Steelworkers (USW) joined Members of Congress and private sector experts in declaring the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS-FTA) has fallen far short of job promises and improvements in trade balances marked by the second anniversary of the trade law this Saturday, 15 March 2014.

U.S. to Expedite 5-Year Review of Import Duties on Chinese Line Pipe

11 Mar 2014 - The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to expedite its five-year (sunset) reviews concerning the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe from China.

U.S. GOES Industry Encouraged by Preliminary Ruling in China Subsidy Case

10 Mar 2014 - On 5 March 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its preliminary determination that imports of grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) from China are benefitting from unfair government subsidies.


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