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Steel Countries Reach Initial Agreement on Excess Capacity

01 Dec 2017 - Roughly three dozen nations have agreed to a set of principles addressing the world’s excess steel capacity, but some industry representatives say more action is needed to solve the problem.   

India Looks to EAFs to Meet National Production Goal

01 Dec 2017 - India Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh said his country will encourage electric arc furnace production as a way to increase steel output, reports the Press Trust of India. 

Steel Summit on Overcapacity Opens Thursday

29 Nov 2017 - Representatives of the Group of 20 countries, along with those from certain others, are to begin a new round of talks Thursday over the world’s excess steelmaking capacity -- and America’s potential response to the problem. 

Democrats Prod Trump to Act on Steel Tariffs

27 Oct 2017 - U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he’ll block nominations of two Commerce Department officials if the Trump administration doesn’t move on plans to impose new trade measures against imported steel and aluminum, reports The New York Times. 

U.S. EAF Producers Gain a Bigger Voice in Congress

25 Oct 2017 - In a move emblematic of the shifts in American steel production, a southern U.S. representative has been appointed as co-chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus. 

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