Short Range Outlook : June 2018

Global long steel market to see some stability in short term after Section 232 decision The global long steel products market is expected to see some stability in the short term after the US imposed tariffs on steel imports from June 1 on the European Union, Canada and México, which were all exempted from the tariffs during May. The Section 232 measures are now the same for the EU, Turkey, Canada and México, but the uncertainty in the market has... 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

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

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 The tariffs are effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after March 23, 2018.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

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

US DOC announces preliminary antidumping margins on wire rod imports from Mexico

The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has announced the preliminary results of the administrative review on the antidumping duty against the wire rod imports from Mexico. The review covered two Mexican producers/exporters, ArcelorMittal Las Truchas and Deacero, during the period from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. The US DOC has determined that ArcelorMittal Las Truchas made no shipments to the US during the period of review, while assigning... Read More

Aceros Arequipa of Peru asks to investigate rebar imports from Brazil and Mexico

Peruvian steelmaker Aceros Arequipa has filed a request at the country’s institute of competition defense and intellectual property (Indecopi) asking the authority to investigate imports of Brazilian and Mexican rebar, according to media reports this week. In the filing, dated June 27, Aceros Arequipa argued that imports of Brazilian and Mexican rebar have increased in Peru and now threaten the domestic industry.  Read More

US DOC revises Mexican rebar duties in final administrative review

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced today the final results of an administrative review of antidumping duties against two Mexican producers of reinforcing bar, Deacero and Grupo Simec. The period of review was April 24, 2014, through October 31, 2015. According to the ruling, the weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: Deacero - 0.56 percent (previously 20.58 percent) Grupo Simec - 0.00 percent (previously 66.7 percent) The... Read More

Final margins issued on wire imports from Mexico to the US

The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has released its final results in the administrative review of the antidumping order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico. The review covered two Mexican producers/exporters, ArcelorMittal Las Truchas and Deacero, during the period from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. The US DOC assigned a final dumping margin of 40.52 percent to Deacero, based on adverse facts available (AFA) because... Read More

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