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AISI Throws Support Behind Emissions Standards Rewrite

06 Aug 2018 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) said it welcomes the Trump administration’s plan to revise fuel economy standards for cars and trucks. 

China Might Again Order Steel Production Cuts

03 Aug 2018 - China is drafting its emissions-reductions measures for the coming winter heating season and may require steel mills in six major steel cities to curtail production by 50%, according to the Reuters news service. 

Mittal: Steel Tariffs Have Been a ‘Net Positive’ for Company

02 Aug 2018 - Rising steel prices and healthy demand propelled ArcelorMittal’s second-quarter profits to US$1.9 billion, its best quarterly finish since 2011. And chief executive Lakshmi Mittal is thanking one person: U.S. President Donald Trump. 

Trump: 'The Days of Plundering American Jobs ... Are Over'

27 Jul 2018 - In his effort to prop up American steelmaking, President Donald Trump has pointed to United States Steel Corporation and the restart of its Granite City blast furnaces as an example of his trade policy success.

NAFTA Talks Ready to Resume, Mexican Official Says

27 Jul 2018 - Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said that his country and the U.S. are ready to pick up stalled negotiations on revisions to the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to the Reuters news service.

U.S., EU Hope to 'Resolve' Steel Tariffs

26 Jul 2018 - U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced Wednesday that the two economies would work toward removing tariffs on industrial and goods and “resolve” the 25% steel tariffs imposed by the U.S. 

Italian Government Launches Examination of Ilva Bidding

25 Jul 2018 - The Italian government has opened a review into the bidding process for Ilva and could potentially rescind its agreement to sell the business to ArcelorMittal, reports Kallanish Commodities.  

China Takes a New Tack on Air Pollution Reduction

23 Jul 2018 - China plans to set varying production cuts among its steel mills as it adopts a more tailored approach to reducing air pollution, reports the Reuters news service.

Idled U. S. Steel Blast Furnace Back in Production

21 Jun 2018 - United States Steel Corporation has restarted one of two idled blast furnaces at its Granite City Works in Illinois and is again producing hot metal.

'We're Going to Make Sure that American Steel Is There ... for Generations to Come,' Says U.S. VP Pence

20 Jun 2018 - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Nucor Corp.’s Auburn bar mill in New York on Tuesday and declared that “steel is back.”

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