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American Lawmaker Wants to Put a Five-Year Halt on Steel Imports

24 Nov 2015 - A U.S. lawmaker said he plans to introduce a bill banning steel imports for five years to protect the country’s ailing iron ore miners and steelmakers, according to reports.

Steelmakers Press for Action Against China Imports

13 Nov 2015 - Unfairly traded steel products exported to North America pose a serious and immediate threat to the industry, the leaders of several steelmakers said on Thursday.

EU Steel Summit Yields No Action, But More Discussions

10 Nov 2015 - European Union ministers agreed they must take steps to protect their steelmakers from the onslaught of imported Chinese steel, but failed to come to terms on a plan for how to do so during a summit meeting held 9 November in Brussels, Belgium.

U.S. Trade Commission Affirms Commerce Ruling in Welded Line Pipe Case

06 Nov 2015 - The U.S. International Trade Commissions has made its final determination in a case involving South Korean and Turkish welded line pipe, affirming that unfairly traded imports from those countries have harmed domestic producers.

Chinese Imports Take a US$711M Toll on ArcelorMittal

06 Nov 2015 - The world’s largest steelmaker lost US$711 million between July and September -- and about US$1.3 billion through nine months of 2015, the company reported.

Trade Associations Opposing China's Claims to WTO Market Economy Status

05 Nov 2015 - Nine steel associations in North America, South America and Europe are jointly opposing China’s attempts to gain World Trade Organization market economy status.

U.S. Commerce Department Imposes Preliminary Duties on Imported Steels From China, Other Countries

04 Nov 2015 - The U.S. Department of Commerce has set preliminary duties of up to nearly 236 percent on corrosion-resistant sheet steel imported from China steel and is continuing to evaluate additional protections for American producers.

U.S. Producers Seeking Protection From Imported Welded Steel Pipe

30 Oct 2015 - Four U.S. producers have filed for trade protection from imported circular welded steel pipe.

SMA President: 'We're Not Getting the Margins We Need'

29 Oct 2015 - Imports of Turkish-made rebar are poised to capture 25 to 30 percent of the U.S. market this year, handily exceeding the high-water mark, CMC Americas President Tracy Porter said on Thursday.

AK Steel Temporarily Idles Kentucky Steel Works

16 Oct 2015 - U.S.-based AK Steel Corp. is idling the blast furnace and other steelmaking operations at its Ashland Works in Kentucky, the company has announced.

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