Short Range Outlook : August 2018

Global long steel market currently in equilibrium, though world steel output is on the rise The global long steel products market seems to be in equilibrium at present, with slightly higher freight rates. World steel production is up by six percent, while this situation needs to be monitored. If this continues to be the case for another year or so, we might experience disturbance in the supply-and-demand balance in certain areas. International business... Read More

Dominican Republic starts antidumping probe on rebar imports from Costa Rica

The Dominican Republic’s commission of trade defense, CDC, has announced that it has started an antidumping duty investigation on reinforcing bar imports from Costa Rica. The investigation was initiated following a petition lodged by the local steelmaker Gerdau Metaldom. The products subject to investigation currently fall under Customs Tariff Statistics Position Numbers 7214.10.00, 7214.20.00, 7214.30.00, 7214.91.00 and 7214.99.00.  Read More

Australia initiates antidumping review on rebar imports from S. Korea and Taiwan

Australia’s Antidumping Commission has announced that it has initiated a review of the antidumping measures applying to certain reinforcing bars exported to Australia from South Korea and Taiwan (with the exception of Power Steel Co. Ltd). This review is limited to examining whether the variable factors, relevant to the taking of the antidumping measures, should be varied. The review launched upon the applications lodged by Australia-based DITH... Read More

Retroactive antidumping duties on rebar imports to Canada from Turkey

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on July 24th, retroactive assessments of anti-dumping duty on importations of steel reinforcing bars from Turkey under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA). On July 18, 2018, the CBSA issued assessments of anti-dumping duty against two importations of steel reinforcing bar from Turkey that arrived in Canada in 2017. The total amount of anti-dumping duty retroactively assessed by the CBSA was over... Read More

Ukraine starts antidumping investigation on certain steel bar imports from Moldova and Belarus

The Ukrainian Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade has announced that Ukraine’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade has started an antidumping duty investigation on certain carbon and alloy steel bar imports from Moldova and Belarus. The investigation was launched following the application lodged by local steel producer ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih. The investigation period covers the period from January 2013 to September 2017.  Read More

US amends final AD/CVD decision on wire rod imports from Turkey, Spain

The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has announced that, with respect to its final determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and the UK and countervailing duty investigations of the same imports from Italy and Turkey, to correct ministerial errors, it has amended the final antidumping duty rates for Turkey and Spain and the countervailing duty rates... Read More

Canada concludes reinvestigation of rebar imports from certain countries

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that it has concluded a reinvestigation to update the normal values and export prices respecting rebar originating in or exported from China, South Korea, Turkey, Belarus, Taiwan, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, Japan, Portugal and Spain, and the amounts of subsidy of certain rebar originating in or exported from China. Accordingly, the CBSA stated that specific normal values... Read More

US ITC rules that wire rod from five countries injures the US steel industry

The United States International Trade Commission (US ITC) today determined that a US industry is materially injured by reason of imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom that the US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the governments of Italy and Turkey. As a result of the ITC’s affirmative determinations,... Read More

Australia starts antidumping review for rebar imports from Thailand

Australia’s Antidumping Commission has announced that it has initiated an accelerated review of the antidumping duty applying to reinforcing bars exported to Australia from Thailand, in so far as they relate to two new exporters, Thailand-based The Siam Construction Steel Co., Ltd. and N.T.S. Steel Group Public Company Limited.  Read More

Australia initiates antidumping review on rebar imports from China

Australia’s Antidumping Commission has announced that it has initiated a review regarding the antidumping duty on imports of certain reinforcing bar from China to examine whether the variable factors relevant to the taking of the antidumping measures have changed. The review launched upon the application lodged by Australia-based Liberty OneSteel Pty Ltd covers the period between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 and covers all exporters of... Read More

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