US DOC issues final AD/CVD margins for rebar from Turkey and Japan

The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has announced its final determinations in the antidumping (AD) duty investigation of rebar imports from Japan and Turkey and also its final determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of rebar from Turkey. Accordingly, the US DOC has calculated final dumping margins ranging from 5.39 percent and 209.46 percent for the two countries in question. Meanwhile, the final subsidy margin for... 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

Chile sets definite antidumping duties on wire rod imports from China

The Chilean government has applied definite, ad-valorem anti-dumping duties over the imports of Chinese wire rod. The Chilean government accepted the recommendation of the country’s price distortion commission, CNDP, and has decided to apply definite duties ranging from 28.8 to 38.0 percent over the imports of Chinese origin wire rod. The duties were effective as of April 22, 2017, and will last for one year. According to the Chilean government,... Read More

Short Range Outlook : May 2017

Better supply-demand balance in global longs market but China, trade measures and strong price competition keep the pressure on The supply-demand balance  in the global long steel products market has been stable and more in equilibrium recently, compared to previous times, especially in China. Such a balance has been helping buyers to maintain their positive sentiment although, on the other hand, price volatility in raw materials and final products... Read More

US DOC initiates AD/CVD investigation into wire rod imports

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced on April 18th, the initiation of antidumping duty investigations of imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Italy, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom, and companion countervailing duty CVD investigations of imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy and Turkey. Alleged dumping margins are as follows: Belarus :... 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

IREPAS in Budapest: Market players optimistic about outlook for steel

The 76th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Budapest, Hungary on March 26-28, 2017. There were 107 producer representatives among the 352 registered delegates from 40 different countries. There were also 58 registrations representing 35 different raw material suppliers. At the opening of the conference, Murat Cebecioglu, chairman of IREPAS said that the steel industry has once again succeeded in... Read More

Short Range Outlook : March 2017

Still improving supply-demand balance creates brighter picture in global longs market The supply-demand balance continues to improve in regions like the US, Europe and Asia, contributing to a brighter picture in the  global long steel products market. US market boosted by restocking and infrastructure spending expectations Demand has improved in the US as buyers have been restocking. In addition, President Trump’s promise to spend one trillion... Read More

US DOC announces preliminary antidumping margins in rebar trade case

On March 1, 2017, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of rebar imports from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey and released preliminary dumping rates: The preliminary antidumping duty rates per country and company are as follows: Japan Jonan Steel Corporation : 209.46% Kyoei Steel Ltd. : 209.46% All Others : 209.46% Taiwan Power Steel Co. : 3.48% Lo-Toun Steel... Read More

Algeria may unveil quotas on reinfocing bar imports soon

Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Algerian interim trade minister and also minister for housing and urban planning has said that Algeria may unveil quotas on reinforcing bar imports soon. Mr.Tebboune added that he will discuss quotas for reinforcing bar imports and for other product imports at an inter-ministerial meeting, as reported by Algerian and French media. Algeria, the largest importer of Italian origin reinforcing bars, imposed an import licence... Read More

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