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Report: China Steel Exports Reaching "Extraordinary" Levels

29 Jul 2015 - Steel exports from China have increased to extraordinary levels as demand in the world’s largest producer slows, according to a Bloomberg report. Meanwhile, the head of India’s third-biggest mill is decrying the impact of surging competition, it said.

AISI: Preliminary Steel Imports Decrease 10% in June; Import Market Share at 27%

28 Jul 2015 - Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 3,049,000 net tons (NT) of steel in June 2015, including 2,458,000 net tons (NT) of finished steel (down 10.3% and 10.7%, respectively, vs. May final data).

Mexico Imposes Tariffs on Steel From Spain, U.S. and India

17 Jul 2015 - As reported by Reuters, Mexico has imposed provisional import duties on carbon steel tubing with seams from the United States, Spain and India, as it investigates possible dumping.

AISI Releases June SIMA Imports Data; Import Market Share 27% in June

10 Jul 2015 - Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that steel import permit applications for the month of June total 3,065,000 net tons (NT).

Alacero: Latin American Finished Steel Production Remains Stable, While Imports Grow 15% in Jan-Apr 2015

30 Jun 2015 - Alacero released their figures for the Latin American steel market for the first months of 2015 on 24 June.

AISI: Preliminary Steel Imports Decrease 4% in May

29 Jun 2015 - Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 3,374,000 net tons (NT) of steel in May 2015, including 2,744,000 net tons (NT) of finished steel (down 3.6% and 7.2%, respectively, vs. April final data).

AHMSA Threatens More Job Cuts Over Dumping

29 Jun 2015 - Altos Hornos de Mexico (AHMSA), one of Mexico's largest steelmakers, could cut a further 4,000 jobs if the government does not take radical measures to stop dumping in the industry, Reuters reports.

Update: Trade Adjustment Assistance Bill With Antidumping/Countervailing Measures Approved by U.S. Senate and House

25 Jun 2015 - Update: The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Trade Adjustment Assistance bill by a vote of 286-138.

U.S. Dept. of Commerce Announces Investigation into Antidumping and Countervailing Duties of Corrosion-Resistant Steel

25 Jun 2015 - On 24 June 2015, the United States Department of Commerce submitted announced that it will initiate antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations of imports of corrosion-resistant steel products from China, India, Italy, Korea and Taiwain.

India Raises Duties on Some Steel Products to Counter Chinese Imports

24 Jun 2015 - As reported by Reuters, India has raised duties on certain steel products by up to 2.5 percentage points, as domestic producers struggle to cope with surging cheap imports from China and Russia, among others.

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