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

No deal: US puts tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from EU, Canada and Mexico

US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has said that a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico will go into effect at midnight, June 1. In March, the US imposed 25 percent duty on steel imports, while granting exemptions to the EU and some other countries until May 1, before later extending the deadline until June 1. Canada, Mexico, and the European Union have already vowed to retaliate... 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

Short Range Outlook : April 2018

Confusion and uncertainty reign in global long products market There is obvious confusion and uncertainty in the global long steel products market triggered by the announcement of new tariffs on steel imports by President Trump as a result of the Section 232 investigation in the US, the subsequent exemptions from these tariffs, and the resulting safeguard investigation announced in the EU. Major exporters to the US – Canada, Mexico, Brazil,... 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

Australia terminated antidumping probe on rod in coils imports from Indonesia, S. Korea and Vietnam

Australia’s Antidumping Commission has announced that it has terminated the antidumping duty investigation regarding imports of rod in coils from Indonesia, South Korea and Vietnam. As a result of the investigation, the commission decided that the goods exported from Indonesia by PT Ispat Indo were dumped but by a margin of less than 2 percent, the goods exported from Vietnam were not dumped and there has been dumping of the goods by all other exporters... Read More

Temporary exemptions to Section 232 tariffs will expire May 1

A report issued late Thursday by US Customs and Border Protection indicates that the temporary exclusions for US steel tariffs under Section 232 will expire as of May 1. Starting that day, all countries of origin will be subject to the 25 percent tariff on US steel imports. The tariffs are effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after March 23, 2018. Countries with temporary exclusions to the tariffs... Read More

US adds EU, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, and South Korea to temporary tariff exemption list

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the European Union, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, and South Korea will be temporarily excluded from the 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum under the Section 232 which is set to go into effect for all other countries Friday, March 23. According to media reports, Lighthizer told the Senate Finance Committee that the Trump administration would base exemptions on “a... 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 margin for the two companies is less than two percent. The investigation... Read More

Australia imposes preliminary antidumping duty on rebar imports from five countries

Australia’s Antidumping Commission has announced that it has imposed preliminary antidumping duty rates on reinforcing bar imports from Greece, Indonesia, Spain (imports by Nervacero S.A), Taiwan (imports by Power Steel Co. Ltd) and Thailand. The provisional antidumping duty rates are as follow: Greece Uncooperative and all other exporters         : 42.1% Indonesia PT Ispat Panca Putera                                     ... Read More

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