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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. 

U.S. to Re-Examine China's Nonmarket Economy Status

30 Mar 2017 - The U.S. Department of Commerce will review whether China should continue to be treated as a nonmarket economy in trade cases. 

U.S. Commerce Department Affirms Dumping Margins in Plate Case

30 Mar 2017 - The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued its final determination in case involving cut-to-length place, affirming that producers from eight countries have dumped products and undercut domestic prices. 

U.S. Wire Rod Makers Seek Trade Protection

29 Mar 2017 - Four U.S. steelmakers are accusing their counterparts in 10 countries of dumping carbon and alloy wire rod, undercutting U.S. prices, reports S&P Global Platts. 

Report: Rising Domestic Demand Kept a Lid on China's February Exports

08 Mar 2017 - China’s steel exports dived to a three-year low in February as its steel producers diverted output from foreign to domestic markets on account of rising demand at home, reports the Reuters news service.

U.S. ITC Greenlights Duties on Two Chinese Steel Products

03 Mar 2017 - The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that American producers indeed have been harmed by dumped imports of certain steel products from China, clearing the way for the imposition of tariffs. 

Australian Labor Union Seeks Tariffs on Chinese Steel

27 Feb 2017 - Saying that dumped steel from China has cost Australian steelmakers AU$200 million over the past 12 to 18 months, Australia’s largest labor union is preparing to file a complaint with the federal government. 

Commerce Department Might Expand Anti-Subsidy Duties on Turkish Rebar

22 Feb 2017 - The U.S. Commerce Department has set preliminary anti-subsidy duties on Turkish rebar, potentially expanding orders on an existing case.  

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