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, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. A quota... 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 after April 1, the date the new budget comes into force, when the government... 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 companies have learned that dollars are more important than tonnages.... 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                               : 38% Jilin Carbon                                     ... 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 has been the main story in 2017. It is not exactly out of the market:... Read More

China cancels export tax on finished steel products

Chinese authorities have announced that taxes on exports of steel products including deformed reinforcing bars and wire rods will be cancelled from January 1st onwards, taking into consideration the industrial developments and changing export market conditions. It is also announced that the tax on exports of steel billets will be reduced to 10 percent from the current level of 15 percent.  Read More

Egypt maintains antidumping duties on rebar imports

Egypt’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has decided to maintain the antidumping duties imposed on rebar imports from Turkey, Ukraine and China for a period of five years as of today, December 6, according to a report by Reuters. The ministry first imposed the antidumping duties on rebar imports from the three countries in question in June this year for a period of four months and then extended the duties for a further two months, bringing the total... Read More

Canada starts antidumping reinvestigation againts rebar imports from several countries

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that it has initiated an antidumping duty reinvestigation to update the normal values and export prices respecting certain concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) originating in or exported from China, South Korea, Turkey, Belarus, Taiwan, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Portugal and Spain and a countervailing duty reinvestigation to update... Read More

Short Range Outlook : December 2017

Demand now even better in global longs market as China continues to stay away Supply and demand in the global long steel products market are still balanced following the price increases caused by the rising cost of production amid the tight electrode supply and higher costs of other raw materials. The good news is that there is even better demand compared to previous months as exports from China are still far from putting too much pressure on the... Read More

Short Range Outlook – November 2017

Supply and demand still balanced in global longs market amid lack of Chinese pressure Supply and demand in the global long steel products market remain balanced as exports from China are still not exerting too much pressure on the international market. Strong demand seen all around the world  The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has updated its forecast for global steel demand for 2017, forecasting around seven percent growth compared to 2016.... Read More

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