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Court Rules Against Steel Importers' Section 232 Challenge

25 Mar 2019 - The U.S. Court of International Trade has rejected a challenge to the Trump administration’s Section 232 steel tariffs, reports Politico.

U.S. Working on Plan to Lift Section 232 Tariffs on Canada, Mexico

14 Mar 2019 - The U.S. is looking to lift the Section 232 tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum, a Trump administration official told a Senate committee, the Reuters news service reports.

Chinese Province Plans Steel Capacity Cuts

07 Mar 2019 - China’s northern steelmaking province of Hebei plans to lop 14 million metric tons of capacity this year and next in a bid to improve air quality, reports the Reuters news service.

Trump Economic Adviser Says He Wants to Remove Section 232 Tariffs on Canada, Mexico

25 Feb 2019 - White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says he has begun an effort to lift the Section 232 tariffs on Mexican and Canadian steel and aluminum, reports the Bloomberg news service.

If Tariffs Remain, Canada Might Postpone Vote on USMCA Agreement, Minister Says

25 Feb 2019 - If the Trump administration doesn’t drop the Section 232 tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, Canada’s government might delay ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, the CBC reports.

Commerce Department Completes Section 232 Investigation into Foreign Auto Imports

18 Feb 2019 - The U.S. Department of Commerce has sent the results of its Section 232 investigation into automotive imports to President Donald Trump.

Canada, Mexico Won't Adopt USMCA Trade Agreement With Section 232 Tariffs in Place, Senator Says

14 Feb 2019 - Mexico and Canada won’t ratify the new United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) unless the Trump administration lifts the Section 232 tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum, according to Senate Finance Chairman Charles E. Grassley.

Association: Hard Brexit Could Impact One-Third of U.K. Steel Exports

05 Feb 2019 - A no-deal exit from the European Union has the potential disrupt nearly one-third of the United Kingdom’s steel production and would add significant costs for producers there, warns the UK Steel trade association.  

Trump Signs Executive Order Expanding Buy American Preferences

31 Jan 2019 - President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that strengthens Buy American preferences for infrastructure projects. 

A New Congress Begins, and New Leadership Takes the Helm of Steel Caucus 

25 Jan 2019 - U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, a Pennsylvania Democrat serving the Pittsburgh region, has been named chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus. 

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