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U.S. Commerce Department OKs Rebar Duties

17 May 2017 - The U.S. Commerce Department has finalized tariffs on rebar from Japan and Turkey, affirming that producers in those countries have undercut domestic prices.  

China Reduces Its Ability to Make Steel, But Not Its Desire

16 May 2017 - China is more than halfway to achieving its goal of cutting 50 million metric tons of crude steel capacity this year, according to Xinhua, the country’s official news agency. 

Japan: U.S. Anti-Dumping Ruling ‘Unjust’

09 May 2017 - Japan’s steel producers are weighing their options following a U.S. decision last week to impose tariffs on cut-to-length plate from Japan and seven other countries.

So Far This Year, China Is Exporting Less Steel

08 May 2017 - China’s steel exports have declined 26% through the first third of the year, according to S&P Global Platts.

U.S. Trade Commission Affirms Tariffs on Cut-to-Length Plate

07 May 2017 - U.S. steel producers indeed have been harmed by imported cut-to-length plate from eight countries, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has affirmed.

China Ambassador Nominee Says He'd Work to Stop Steel Dumping

02 May 2017 - With compliments aplenty during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is likely to be confirmed as the U.S. ambassador to China, according to reports. 

Trump's Trade Stance Worries Japanese Steelmakers

25 Apr 2017 - Japan Iron and Steel Federation chairman Kosei Shindo said the country’s steelmakers are concerned by what they said is U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionism, reports the Reuters news service.

Investigation to Assess National Security Risks of Steel Imports

20 Apr 2017 - The Trump Administration has opened an investigation into whether steel imports are threatening national security, invoking a seldom-used, 55-year-old law that gives the president the right to restrict imports due to national security concerns. 

U.S. Trade Officials Initiate Wire Rod Investigation

19 Apr 2017 - The U.S. Department of Commerce has launched a dumping investigation into carbon and alloy wire rod from 10 countries. 

Trump Issues Executive Orders to Address Unfair Trade

31 Mar 2017 - Declaring that “the theft of American prosperity will end,” U.S. President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Friday that are intended to clamp down on unfairly traded imports. 

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