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

Mexico to extend 15 percent duty on wire rod imports for six more months

Mexico’s economy secretariat, SE, will extend an existing 15 percent duty on certain steel imports for six more months, according to Mexican media citing the country’s economy secretary, Ildefonso Guajardo. The announcement was made this week by SE officials during a eeting with Canacero, Mexico’s steel association. The 15 percent duty is valid for certain steel imports for the countries Mexico does not have trade agreements with. The products... Read More

Chile sets definite antidumping duty of 9.8 percent on Mexican origin rebars

The Chilean government has set a definite anti-dumping duty over imports of Mexican origin reinforcing bars, according to a decision published late this week at the country’s official gazette, Diario Oficial. According to the local government, Mexican imports of rebar will pay an ad-valorem, definite tariff 9.8 percent for a period of one year, effective on September 17, 2016. Chile’s current decision replaces a previous resolution applied to... Read More

Chile reviewing duties on rebar imports from Mexico

Chile’s price distortion commission, CNDP, expects to review on Friday an existing provisional, ad valorem duty already applied to the imports of Mexican origin rebar. Depending on the outcome of CNDP’s meeting, Chile could extend the tariff for one more year or longer. Currently, Mexican rebar pays a provisional antidumping (AD) tariff of 11 percent, which was reduced from 13.1 percent, following a resolution published at the nation’s official... 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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