Egyptian court suspends safeguard duty on billet and rebar imports

An Egyptian administrative court has suspended the country’s preliminary safeguard duty on billet and rebar imports, according to reports. The Egyptian government imposed a 15 percent safeguard duty on steel billet imports and 25 percent duty on reinforcing bar imports for a period of 180 days starting from April 15. Last month, Egyptian rerollers decided to take legal action to challenge the import duty on billet.  Read More

Egypt imposes provisional safeguard duty on billet and rebar imports

The Egyptian government has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it has imposed a provisional safeguard duty on steel billet and rebar imports for a period of 180 days starting from April 15. Egypt will collect up to 15 percent duty on billet imports and 25 percent duty on rebar imports. According to the notification made to the WTO, imports from developing countries shall not be subject to the proposed provisional safeguard measure as... Read More

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

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

Egypt announced temporary antidumping duties on rebar imports from Turkey, Ukraine, and China

Egypt’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has announced the results of its antidumping duty investigation regarding imports of reinforcing bar from Turkey, Ukraine and China. Accordingly, for a period of four months, the ministry has calculated antidumping duties ranging between 10 percent and 19 percent for Turkey, between 15 percent and 27 percent for Ukraine and standing at 17 percent for China. The ministry has also suspended the imposition of... Read More

Egypt starts antidumping investigation on wire rod imports from China, Turkey and Ukraine

According to market players, Egypt has launched an antidumping duty investigation against wire rod imports from China, Turkey and Ukraine, upon a request from domestic steel producers. Egypt also recently initiated an antidumping duty investigation against reinforcing bar imports from the countries in question.  Read More

Short Range Outlook : January 2017

Fears recede in global long steel market amid upbeat sentiment for 2017 There has been no significant change in the global long steel products market compared to last month in terms of supply and demand balance. Demand remains relatively weak, but we have seen better discipline on the supply side, which has had a positive impact on pricing dynamics. Demand is expected to pick up in the coming weeks. Economic numbers are strong and most fears regarding... Read More

Egypt launches antidumping investigation against rebar imports from Turkey, Ukraine and China

According to media reports Egypt has initiated an antidumping duty investigation against reinforcing bar imports from Turkey, Ukraine and China. The Egyptian authorities have requested the importers to submit their import data for the last three years within 30 days.  Read More

Temporary tariffs imposed in Egypt

Egyptian Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade announced that; temporary tariffs have been imposed to protect domestic reinforcing steel bar manufacturers. The 7.3 percent tariffs will last for a maximum of 200 days, but could eventually be made permament, the ministry said. Egyptian steelmakers have expressed concern about imports from Turkey, the world’s leading steel reinforcing bar exporter.    Read More

Egypt terminated the safeguard investigation on rebar imports

Egyptian Chamber of Metallurgical Industries had lodged an application on behalf of some producers of steel reinforcing bars, alleging that the substantial increase in imports of steel reinforcing bars threatened to cause serious injury to the domestic industry, back in September 2012. The following companies were represented by the Chamber of Metallurgical Industries: Suez Iron Industries Co. Sarhan Steel Company Egyptian Company for Steel Suez... Read More

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