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U.S. Commerce Secretary Recommends Quotas, Tariffs to Control Imports

16 Feb 2018 - The U.S. Commerce Department has concluded that steel and aluminum imports threaten U.S. national security and should be restricted through hefty tariffs and quotas, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday.

Trump Says He Might Use Tariffs, Quotas to Restrict Steel Imports

14 Feb 2018 - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican and Democratic legislators on Tuesday that he is thinking about restricting steel and aluminum imports through tariffs, quotas or a combination of the two.

Trump Talks Trade with Lawmakers as Commerce Opens Another Steel Dumping Investigation

13 Feb 2018 - With roughly 60 days remaining for U.S. President Donald Trump to impose new import limitation on steel, Trump is meeting today with legislators to discuss the pending decision, according to the Reuters news service. 

Steel Association Hopes for Quick Decision on Section 232 Action

25 Jan 2018 - The Steel Manufacturers Association is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to make a speedy decision on the course of action he’ll take relative to the Commerce Department’s Section 232 investigation. 

Report: China Dismisses Trump Administration's Potential Trade Action as a Bluff

19 Jan 2018 - The Trump administration is expected to soon make decisions on several significant trade actions – moves to restrict imported steel in the name of national security among them. 

Wheat Growers Call Out Steelmakers Over Section 232 Investigation

15 Jan 2018 - Highlighting the difficulty U.S. President Donald Trump faces in deciding whether to set new import restrictions on steel, the U. S. Wheat Association on Monday said extreme measures would hold disastrous consequences for other U.S. industries. 

Decision Time: Trump Receives Commerce Department's Awaited Section 232 Report

12 Jan 2018 - The U.S. Department of Commerce has concluded its Section 232 investigation on steel imports and has sent its long-awaited report to President Donald Trump, but it will not immediately release its findings and conclusions, officials have announced.

For President Trump, Decision on Steel Tariffs Looms

11 Jan 2018 - Within the next four days, the U.S. Department of Commerce is to send to the president its much anticipated report on whether imported steel poses a threat to national security.

Key Belgian Port Sees Steel Volumes Rise

08 Jan 2018 - Europe’s top steel port expects to report a 43% increase in its 2017 steel volumes, reports Breakbulk Magazine. 

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