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

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 The tariffs are effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after March 23, 2018.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 DOC issues final AD/CVD decisions for wire rod imports from five countries

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced 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. Antidumping duty rates are as follows: Italy Ferriere Nord S.p.A.                    : 12.41% Ferriera Valsider S.p.A.             ... Read More

Algeria abolishes import license system

Algerian trade minister Mohamed Benmeradi has announced the abolition of the import license system in the country as of January 1, 2018, for all products, except for imports of vehicles.  It was declared that the system “has shown its limits”, it was a bureaucratic system that “lacked transparency”, and sometimes it has caused supply problems, leading to price hikes in the Algerian market. The aim of the license system was... Read More

US DOC revises preliminary antidumping duty rate on wire rod imports from South Korea

The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has announced that it has amended the preliminary antidumping duty decision regarding the antidumping investigation on imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, upon a complaint lodged by US-based companies Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., and Charter Steel, alleging that the US DOC made a... Read More

US DOC postponed final determinations in antidumping case against wire rod imports

The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) announced that it is postponing the deadline for issuing the final determinations in the antidumping investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom until no later than March 15, 2018. Further, the US DOC is extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months. As the deadline for the final determinations... Read More

US DOC announces preliminary antidumping margins against wire rod imports

The US International Trade Commission (US ITC) has announced that it has imposed preliminary antidumping duty on imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. The US Department of Commerce is scheduled to announce its final determinations on or about January 8, 2018, while the ITC is scheduled to make its final injury determinations in February 22, 2018. The products... Read More

US DOC issues affirmative preliminary CVD rates for wire rod from Italy and Turkey

The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod, finding that exporters of subject merchandise from Italy and Turkey received countervailable subsidies. The petitioners are Gerdau Ameristeel US, Inc., Nucor, Keystone Consolidated Industries, and Charter Steel. In the Italy CVD investigation, the US DOC calculated the following... Read More

Short Range Outlook : June 2017

Exporting countries under pressure amid protectionism and increased capacities in traditional import markets The supply-demand balance in the global long steel products market has been worsening over the last few weeks. Protective actions such as antidumping and countervailing duty (CVD) cases and import taxes, coupled with increasing capacities in some traditional import markets, have put export-dependent countries in a difficult situation. Protective... Read More

US ITC votes to continue investigation into wire rod imports from 10 countries

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a US industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Italy, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by... Read More

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