US wire rod producers file AD/CVD petition against 10 countries

Below mentioned four major US steel producers, Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Nucor Corporation Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., Charter Steel today filed petitions charging that unfairly-traded imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Italy, South Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom are causing material injury to the domestic industry. The petitions allege that producers... Read More

Short Range Outlook : March 2017

Still improving supply-demand balance creates brighter picture in global longs market The supply-demand balance continues to improve in regions like the US, Europe and Asia, contributing to a brighter picture in the  global long steel products market. US market boosted by restocking and infrastructure spending expectations Demand has improved in the US as buyers have been restocking. In addition, President Trump’s promise to spend one trillion... Read More

US DOC announced preliminary CVD rates for Turkish rebar imports

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) today announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of rebar imports from Turkey. The DOC calculated a preliminary subsidy rate of 3.47 percent for the mandatory respondent Habas and “all others,” although there are currently no Turkish rebar producers or exporters subject to it because the ongoing investigation only covers companies that were excluded from... Read More

The programme of the 76th IREPAS meeting

March 26th, Sunday 19:00 – 22:00      Welcome cocktail at Intercontinental Budapest March 27th, Monday 09:00 – 09:15      Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS 09:15 – 10:15        SESSION ONE – Global economic outlook - Global economic developments and expectations Gergely Tardos, OTP Bank / Chief Economist Where is the European economy heading? Current situation and expactations for Chinese economy Prospects... Read More

US DOC issues preliminary decision of CVD review on Turkish rebar

According to a statement issued by the Turkish Steel Exporters’ Association (CIB), the US Department of Commerce (DOC) as announced the preliminary results of its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on rebar imports from Turkey, imposed on September 15, 2014. Accordingly, in its preliminary decision the US DOC has calculated the countervailing duty rate for rebar imports from Turkey as 0.0 percent for Turkish steel producers... Read More

US DOC postpones preliminary determination in Turkish rebar investigation

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced that it has postponed its preliminary decision regarding the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on rebar imports from Turkey, which was due no later than December 15, since it will need more time to make the preliminary determination. The new deadline for the preliminary determination is February 21, 2017. Meanwhile, the deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the... Read More

US ITC voted to continue investigation on rebar imports from Japan, Taiwan and Turkey

The United States International Trade Commission (US ITC) determined on November 3rd that there is a reasonable indication that the US industry is materially injured by reason of imports of steel concrete reinforcing bars from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of Turkey. All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative. As a result of the ITC’s affirmative... Read More

IREPAS in Vienna: Global longs market focuses on challenges amid signs of stabilization

The 75th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Vienna, Austria on September 25-27, 2016. There were 94 producer representatives among the 285 registered delegates from 33 different countries. There were also 44 registrations representing 30 different raw material suppliers. On the last day of the conference, producers of long steel products and steel billets, as well as traders and raw material suppliers,... Read More

US rebar coalition files AD/CVD petition against imports from Turkey, Japan and Taiwan

The Rebar Trade Action Coalition (RTAC), a coalition of US rebar producers, filed petitions asking the US Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission to conduct antidumping investigations into imports of rebar from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey , and a countervailing duty investigation into imports of rebar from Turkey. The petitions demonstrate that Japanese, Taiwanese, and Turkish rebar producers are dumping their product into the... Read More

Mexico extends CVD on Ukrainian wire rod imports for five more years

Mexico’s economy secretariat, SE, has extended existing definite countervailing duties (CVD) already applied to the imports of non-alloyed wire rod from Ukraine, it said on Friday. According to SE, it found sufficient elements to determine that eliminating existing CVD over the imports of the product from Ukraine would result in the “repetition” of what it labeled as “unfair practices.” SE said the CVD was extended for five more years counting... Read More

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