US DOC amends its antidumping orders for rebar from Turkey again

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced that it has again amended the order and the final determination regarding its antidumping investigation on imports of reinforcing bars from Turkey, on the grounds that the final determination was not in harmony with the United States Court of International Trade (CIT). Accordingly, the DOC has determined the following new dumping... Read More

Mexico extends antidumping duty on Ukrainian wire rod imports for five more years

Mexico’s economy secretariat, SE, extended existing anti-dumping (AD) duties over the imports of Ukrainian wire rod for five more years. SE said imports of the product, which falls under HS codes 7213.91.03 and 7213.99.99, will continue to be subject to a 41 percent AD levy. The decision follows a request from domestic producers Ternium Mexico, Deacero and TA 2000, formerly known... Read More

Short Range Outlook : December 2021

Demand slows in global longs market, higher costs to reduce price erosion Demand is slowing down in the global long steel products market as we have entered the slow season in the northern hemisphere and the holidays are approaching. Market activity may remain slow until the Chinese New Year holidays and so we may see further price erosion in the coming weeks. However, such erosion... Read More

US issues preliminary CVD review results on rebar from Turkey

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the preliminary results of its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on rebar from Turkey. Accordingly, the DOC has preliminarily determined that Turkish suppliers Kaptan Demir Celik and Icdas received a countervailable subsidy rate at 1.75 percent for the period from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.... Read More

Ukraine increases export duty on ferrous scrap significantly

On December 2, 2021, Ukraine increased the export duty for steel scrap to €180/mt from the previously valid €58/mt. Earlier, there had been an initiative to raise the tax to €200/mt but the final rate was approved at a lower level. Ukraine-based steel producers had been lobbying for the export tax imposition and its gradual increase for some years now, claiming that strong... Read More

Egypt cancels safeguard duties on billet and rebar imports

The Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry, Nevine Gamea, has issued two ministerial decrees to cancel safeguard import duties on billets, rebar, and aluminium products. The cancellation will be effective as of the following day of the publication date of the two decrees in the Official Gazette, according to a statement on Sunday, 14th of November. The decision is aimed at supporting... Read More

Short Range Outlook : November 2021

Supply and demand balanced in global longs market, energy costs and logistics bring uncertainties Supply and demand are balanced in the global long steel products market, as regional producers are now back to almost normal lead times.  Energy prices are soaring and logistical challenges have made business more uncertain, though underlying demand remains solid in Europe and North... Read More

85th IREPAS meeting : Markets have never been better, great time to be in steel business

The  85th meeting of IREPAS (the International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held as a virtual event to ensure the health and well-being of all participants, on October 18, 2021 in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Fall’21 Conference. There were 223 producer representatives among the 918 registered delegates from a total of 70 different countries. There were also... Read More

Short Range Outlook : October 2021

Demand to be driver of global longs market from now on, supply no longer an issue Supply is no longer an issue in the global long steel products market, and demand will be the driving factor from now on, though it will probably be rather slow for a while because prices are normalising and delivery periods are becoming shorter. That said, this situation should be temporary. The cost... Read More

Pakistan cuts scrap import tax for melters

The Pakistani government has issued a decree according to which the sales tax on certain import products, in particular on steel scrap, is reduced from 17 percent to 14 percent. It is noteworthy that the amendment relates only to steel melters importing scrap for further processing. Meanwhile, for traders dealing with scrap as a finished product the sales tax will remain at 17 percent... Read More

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