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

Mexico sets CVD margins on Chinese wire rod imports

Mexico’s economy secretariat, concluded its investigation over the imports of Chinese wire rod this week, dropping the antidumping portion of the probe and applying a definite countervailing duty (CVD) of $0.49 per kilogram for the purchases of the product. Domestic producers ArcelorMittal, Deacero and Ternium requested an antidumping probe into the imports of Chinese wire rod in July 2015; and  Mexico’s economy secretariat launched the investigation... Read More

Antidumping duty requested on Deacero’s rebar exports to Chile

Chile’s CAP Acero and Gerdau requested that the Chilean price distortion commission, CNDP, investigate antidumping practices over the imports of rebar from Mexican producer Deacero, according to a document filing published at the nation’s Diario Oficial, Chile’s official gazette. According to the filing, Deacero exported rebar to Chile at lower prices. CNDP used ex-works export prices from Monterrey as well as effective export prices as a base... Read More

Mexico offically set steel import tariffs valid for six months

The Mexican economy secretariat, SE, has officially set the final ruling over the imports of steel wire rods in addition to slab, HRC and CRC imports. Mexico will now apply 15 percent tariff on such imports. In a resolution published at Mexico’s official gazette, Diario Official, the government said that the measures will include about 97 items. The duties are effective as of October 8, 2015 and are valid for a peirod of six months. The tariff... Read More

Mexico reviews duties on Ukrainian imports of wire rod

In the same week it announced antidumping duties on imports of Chinese graphite electrodes for electric arc furnaces and commenced investigations on wire rod imports from China, Mexico’s economy secretariat, SE, said it will review existing countervailing duties applied on imports of wire rod from Ukraine. SE said the 41 percent countervailing duties that were applied for the imports of wire rod from Ukraine will continue being applied while it... Read More

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