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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.  

China Criticizes America's Latest Steel Tariffs

06 Feb 2017 - A Chinese officials said the U.S. disregarded World Trade Organization rules and ignored evidence presented by producers there in its latest steel trade complaint investigation, reports the Reuters news service. 

Commerce Department OKs Duties on Stainless Sheet, Strip From China

03 Feb 2017 - The U.S. Department of Commerce has affirmed tariffs of at least 139.5% on stainless sheet and strip from China.

SMA: There's Reason to be Cautiously Optimistic About the Domestic Steel Industry

27 Jan 2017 - Representatives of the Steel Manufacturers Association said the industry is “cautiously optimistic” about its prospects under the Trump administration.  

China Exceeds 2016 Capacity Cut Target, But Much More Remains

19 Jan 2017 - Although China cut up to 80 million metric tons of steel capacity last year, much of it was already idle and did little to reduce output, reports the Reuters news service. 

U.S. Commerce Department Affirms Hefty Duties on Chinese Plate

18 Jan 2017 - The U.S. Commerce Department has made its final determinations on a trade case on Chinese cut-to-length plate, setting anti-dumping and countervailing margins of more than 300 percent.

China Exported Less Steel in 2016 -- About 4 Million Fewer Metric Tons

13 Jan 2017 - China’s steel exports fell 3.5 percent in 2016 as the country executed on plans to curtail capacity and as improved domestic demand diverted supply, reports the Reuters news service.

Trump Nominates U.S. Trade Representative

03 Jan 2017 - Retired Nucor Corp. chief executive Dan DiMicco, who has been advising Donald Trump and assisting the President-elect’s transition, was passed over for the job as U.S. trade representative, but said the nominee, former Reagan administration official Robert Lighthizer, is a fine pick.   

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