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Stolen Data Helped Chinese Producer Quickly Commercialize Ultra High-Strength Steel, Alleges U. S. Steel

28 Apr 2016 - China broke into U. S. Steel's computer network and stole production research on its advanced steels, allowing at least one overseas producer to side-step years of work and quickly roll out ultra high-strength grades, U. S. Steel alleges in its Section 337 complaint before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Losses Continue to Mount for United States Steel Corp.

26 Apr 2016 - United States Steel Corp. posted a first-quarter net loss of US$340 million on Tuesday and announced that it filed a Section 337 petition seeking to bar unfairly traded, Chinese-made steel products from entering the country.

U.S., E.U. Call for Market-Driven Restructuring of Steel

20 Apr 2016 - The European Union and seven countries, including the U.S., Canada and Mexico, have called for a market-driven restructuring of the world’s steel industry as the way to resolve the capacity crisis.

Steelmaking Countries Leave Brussels Without Agreement on Capacity Problem

19 Apr 2016 - The world’s largest steelmaking countries agree that there is more steel than the planet has use for, but they disagree on how to solve the problem and left a meeting in Belgium without having made any commitments to reduce it.

China Agrees to End Subsidy Program; Steel Executives Press for Aggressive Enforcement of Trade Laws

14 Apr 2016 - The U.S. has signed an agreement with China to end a disputed program that subsidized Chinese exports from seven sectors, one of which includes specialty steel.

Steelmakers Suggest Ways to Fight Excess Capacity During Hearing

12 Apr 2016 - Steelmakers, labor representatives and community leaders were in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to offer testimony about the impact of the world’s excess steel capacity and to suggest ways to combat the problem.

Thousands of German Steelworkers Take to the Streets, Protesting Imports, Potential Consolidation

11 Apr 2016 - Thousands of German steelworkers staged nationwide protests Monday, demanding more action against Chinese imports -- and a seat at the table in any discussions about possible industry consolidation.

U.S. Plate Producers File Trade Complaint Against 12 Countries

08 Apr 2016 - American steel producers are seeking trade actions against imported carbon and alloy cut-to-length plate from 12 countries, alleging that overseas manufacturers have been undercutting domestic prices.

The Rest of World Should Cut Its Excess Capacity, Too, China Official Says

07 Apr 2016 - A Chinese steel official is throwing criticism of the country's steel industry back at the countries dishing it out, saying that mills in other parts of the world are struggling because they are uncompetitive, according to BloombergBusiness.

Indian Officials Extend Safeguard Duty for Two More Years

30 Mar 2016 - India is extending a six-month safeguard duty it imposed last year on hot rolled coils, the Central Board of Excise and Customs has announced.

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