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U.S. Steelmakers Cheer Senate Ratification of USMCA

16 Jan 2020 - The U.S. steel industry is applauding the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), saying the new trade deal would promote investment and ensure that more steel is made within North America. 

China Pledges No New Capacity in 2020

16 Jan 2020 - China is reiterating a promise that new steel capacity will be strictly prohibited in the year ahead, reports the country’s state-run news agency. 

Court Allows Ilva Blast Furnace to Remain in Service  

10 Jan 2020 - The No. 2 blast furnace at ArcelorMittal’s Ilva steel works in Italy can keep operating, an Italian court has ruled, according to reports. 

Report: Trump Won’t Put Tariff on Brazilian Steel

23 Dec 2019 - The Trump administration won’t impose a 25% tariff on Brazilian steel and aluminum, the country’s president has said, according to The Hill newspaper.

AISI Welcomes New Members

16 Dec 2019 - Two North American steelmakers have joined the ranks of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the association has announced. 

U.S. Steel Industry Seeks Speedy Ratification of New NAFTA Agreement 

11 Dec 2019 - American steelmakers are calling for Congress to quickly ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement now that House Democrats and the Trump Administration have reached a deal. 

Section 232 Tariffs on Argentinian, Brazilian Steel Uncertain

11 Dec 2019 - Although President Donald Trump last week tweeted that he would apply the Section 232 steel tariffs to Argentina and Brazil, such an action is only under consideration, a top White House official said Tuesday, according to reports. 

Trump Promises Section 232 Tariff on Brazilian, Argentinian Steel 

02 Dec 2019 - Accusing Brazil and Argentina of currency manipulation, President Donald Trump on Monday said he would reinstate Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum from those countries, according to reports. 

ArcelorMittal to Re-Enter Talks on Ilva

25 Nov 2019 - ArcelorMittal has agreed to attempt to negotiate a solution for Ilva, one of Europe’s largest steel producers and Italy’s largest steel plant, according to reports.

China Initiates Steel Capacity Investigation 

19 Nov 2019 - With China’s steel output on the rise, officials there have begun reviewing capacity at the country’s steel mills, reports the Reuters news service. 

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