Malaysia issues final antidumping duty on rebar imports from Singapore and Turkey

Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry has announced the final decision regarding the antidumping (AD) duty investigation against rebar imports from Turkey and Singapore. Accordingly, final antidumping duty rates for Singapore range between 4.97 percent for Nasteel Holdings and 17.65 percent for all others, while the duty rate for Turkish steelmaker Diler stands at 3.62 percent and the duty rate for all other Turkish producers stands... Read More

US signs phase one trade deal with China

The White House has announced that the US has signed the phase one trade agreement with China. As a part of the new agreement, China has pledged to increase imports of American goods and services by at least $200 billion over the next two years, and the trajectory is expected to continue even after 2021. China has also agreed to purchase between $40 and $50 billion in American agricultural goods each year for two years., According to the agreement,... Read More

US DOC raises preliminary antidumping duty rates for Mexican rebar

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced new preliminary antidumping duties against reinforcing bar imports from Mexico after an administrative review. During the review period of Nov. 1, 2017 to Oct. 31, 2018, Mexican reinforcing bar producers Deacero and Grupo Simec were found to have made sales of reinforcing bar at less than normal value. As such, the DOC has issued higher preliminary dumping margins for both companies, along with all other... Read More

Short Range Outlook : January 2020

Global longs market appears in better shape, with sentiment also improving The global long steel products market is surely in a better shape today although we have yet to emerge from a slow-activity period due to the holidays in Europe and around the globe. However, real sentiment in the market is pretty positive, especially after the announcement that a trade deal between the US and China will be signed. That said, we have to keep in mind the possibility... Read More

US not to pursue tariffs on Brazilian steel

Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro announced on social media following a conversation he had with Donald Trump that the US President has decided not to pursue tariffs on Brazilian steel. The US was threatening to reimpose the 25 percent safeguard duty on imports of Brazilian steel and the 10 percent tax on imports of ex-Brazil aluminium. No official document has yet been released by the US on the issue.  Read More

Ukraine introduces antidumping duty on steel bars from Belarus and Moldova

Ukraine introduces antidumping duty on steel bar imports from Belarus and Moldova. Accordingly, exporters from Belarus will be subject to an antidumping duty of 31.08 percent, while Belarusian Metallurgical Plant (BMZ) and its Lithuanian exporting arm BMZ-Baltic Trading House have zero duties. On the other hand, the antidumping duties stand at 13.80 percent for Moldavian Metallurgical Plant (MMZ) and at 35.37 percent for other exporters of steel bar... Read More

Short Range Outlook : December 2019

Tight margins and cautious sentiment in global longs market despite output cuts at BFs There is still no clarity and no sign of economic recovery around the globe. Nevertheless, European and US production cuts at blast furnaces for extended periods have given much needed relief to the rest of the steel industry. The global long steel products market is picking up due to the production cuts, as anticipated. However, there may not be a considerable... Read More

The US has reinstated tariffs on all steel imports from Brazil and Argentina

The US has reinstated tariffs on all steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina with immediate effect, on currency issues, US President Donald Trump tweeted earlier today. The Trump administration imposed a blanket 25% tariff on all steel imports, and of 10% on all aluminum imports, in March 2018 under Section 232 legislation,. Later in June 2018, the restrictions on Brazil and Argentinian steel and aluminum were converted to a quota system.... Read More

US DOC initiates circumvention inquiry into Mexican rebar

The US Department of Commerce announced the initiation of a circumvention inquiry into imports of steel concrete reinforcing steel bar from Mexico, to determine if imports of reinforcing bars that are bent at one or both ends circumvent the existing antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders. In 2018, imports of reinforcing bars from Mexico were valued at an estimated $51 million. The inquiry was initiated in response to requests from... Read More

Mexico to reduce steel import tariffs gradually up to 2024

Mexico’s Ministry of Economy has announced that it has adjusted the import tariffs originally imposed on certain steel products, according to Mexico’s official gazette. Accordingly, the import duties will be reduced gradually to 10 percent, seven percent, five percent and three percent by August 22, 2024. For some products, the duty will be completely removed by August 22, 2024. These steel products include steel sheet, cold rolled sheet, hot... Read More

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