Trump signed proclamation authorizing 25 percent duty on imported steel

President Donald Trump signed a proclamation authorizing the tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, while excluding Canada and Mexico and leaving the door open to sparing other countries on the basis of national security. Accordingly the U.S. will levy a 25 percent duty on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, and the tariffs will take effect in 15 days. Trump’s authority to establish... Read More

IREPAS statement on US DOC’s Section 232 recommendations

IREPAS is convinced that, if the United States imposes the import remedy options which have been recommended by the US Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross following the conclusion of the Section 232 investigation into steel imports, American steel users will have to face much higher steel prices compared to the other parts of the world, which will certainly devastate many... Read More

US DOC releases recommendations for steel tariffs or quotas under Section 232

US Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross publicly released his recommendations to the president following the conclusion of the Section 232 investigation into steel imports, with three import remedy options: A global 24 percent tariff on all steel imports from all countries. A tariff of at least 53 percent on steel imports from Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, India, Malaysia,... Read More

US ITC issues injury determination in case against wire rod from Ukraine and South Africa

The United States International Trade Commission (US ITC) today determined that a US industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from South Africa and Ukraine that the US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value. Chairman Rhonda K. Schmidtlein,... Read More

UPDATED: India may implement export duty on electrodes and likely to review the antidumping duty

In the new budget for 2018-19, the Indian government has made it possible to collect a 20 percent export tax on graphite electrodes to improve domestic supplies and promote the electric arc furnace (EAF) route of steelmaking in the country, however the export duty on the product in question remains nil for the time being. The 20 percent export tax might become effective anytime... Read More

Short Range Outlook : February 2018

Global supply-demand balance for long products still looks good but caution needed on supply side While the supply and demand balance in the global long steel products market still looks good, the supply side is gearing up. Supply pressure is not expected to create big problems in the short run but may be an issue in the medium term if demand is not able to cope with it. Even Chinese... Read More

Australia terminates the dumping investigation on two Indonesian exporters

Australia’s Antidumping Commission has announced that within the scope of its antidumping duty investigation regarding reinforcing bar imports from Greece, Indonesia, Spain (by Nervacero S.A), Taiwan (by Power Steel Co. Ltd) and Thailand, it has decided to terminate the investigation in relation to Indonesian exporters PT Ispat Panca Putera and PT Putra Baja Deli since the dumping... Read More

Mexico lifts CVD on graphite electrode imports from China and UK

Mexico’s Ministry of Economy has announced that it has lifted the definitive countervailing duties (CVD) on the imports of graphite electrodes for electric arc furnaces (EAFs) from China and the UK. The duties were first imposed in September 2015. CVD rates for Chinese producers/exporters were as follows: M. Brashem Inc                              ... Read More

US DOC announced final antidumping duty on wire rod imports from S. Africa and Ukraine

The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has announced that it has imposed final antidumping duty on imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from South Africa and Ukraine. Accordingly, the US DOC has calculated the following dumping rates: South Africa ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited                                                      ... Read More

Short Range Outlook : January 2018

Very positive prospects for global long steel market in 2018 The supply and demand balance in the global long steel products market has improved and may now be described as excellent. Demand remains strong almost everywhere and sentiment is also very good. It seems that 2018 will be a replica of 2017 as the prospects are very positive. China has been the main story in 2017 China... Read More