US DOC removes Section 232 exemptions for six steel products

The Bureau of Industry and Security of the US Department of Commerce (DOC) has published a final rule that revises the Section 232 exclusion process for steel and aluminum imports discussed in the five previous interim final rules. Accordingly, the DOC has lifted Section 232 import duty exemptions for 12 products including six steel and six aluminum products by removing the products from the list of General Approved Exclusions. The six steel products... Read More

US to raise tariffs on Chinese steel products to 25 percent

In a statement from the White House, US President Joe Biden has announced that existing 0-7.5 percent import duties on Chinese steel products under the Section 301 tariffs will be increased to 25 percent this year. The decision, which was made following a review by the US Trade Representative, is designed to encourage China, the largest contributor to the global steel overcapacity issue, to eliminate its unfair trade practices, the statement indicated. According... Read More

US issues final antidumping margins for rebar imports from Mexico

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the final results of its administrative review of the antidumping (AD) duty order on reinforcing bar imports from Mexico for the period between November 1, 2021, and October 31, 2022. Accordingly, the US DOC has determined that Mexican producers’ sales of the subject goods to the US were made below normal value during the period of review. The DOC has determined the following weighted-average dumping... Read More

Canada launches antidumping probe against rebar imports from three countries

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that it has launched an antidumping (AD) duty investigation to determine whether certain rebar from Bulgaria, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates are being sold at unfair prices in Canada. The investigation is the result of a complaint filed by ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada, G.P., Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, and AltaSteel Inc. The CBSA will investigate whether the imports are being dumped... Read More

US issues final CVD review results on rebar imports from Turkey

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the final results of its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on reinforcing bar imports from Turkey for the period between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. The final subsidy rates are at 5.54 percent for Kaptan Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S., Kaptan Metal Dis Ticaret ve Nakliyat A.S., and 0.03 percent (de minimis) for Colakoglu Metalurji A.S. and Colakoglu Dis... Read More

Short Range Outlook : April 2024

Global longs market under pressure from weak demand and China’s aggressive exports Demand in the global long steel products market continues to lag behind supply and the situation is getting worse because of China’s aggressive export policy. At the beginning of 2024, China accelerated its exports. Based on the data for the first two months of 2024, they are poised to exceed their record exports seen in 2015. Chinese steel producers seem to be... Read More

The program of the 90th meeting in Berlin

Day 1: Sunday, April 28, 2024 19:00 – 22:00                   Welcome cocktail at InterContinental Berlin   Day 2: Monday, April 29, 2024 09:00 – 09:15                  Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS   09:15 – 09:45                   SESSION ONE – Critical changes in the global long steel markets - Long products market outlook Overview of global construction... Read More

Canada launches antidumping probe against wire rod imports from three countries

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that it has launched an antidumping (AD) duty investigation to determine whether certain wire rod from China, Egypt, and Vietnam are being sold at unfair prices in Canada. The investigation is the result of a complaint by Ivaco Rolling Mills. The CBSA will investigate whether the imports are being dumped and will make a preliminary decision within 90 days, at which time provisional duties may... Read More

US to continue antidumping orders on rebar from seven countries

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the final results of the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on rebar from Belarus, China, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine. The DOC found that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on the given product from the given seven countries would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The DOC has determined weighted-average dumping margin of up to 114.53... Read More

Short Range Outlook : March 2024

No improvement in supply-demand balance in global longs market, Asian exports may surge The supply and demand balance in the global long steel products market has not improved compared to previous months. Unfortunately, the positive expectations after the Chinese New Year holidays have not materialized. It seems Chinese exporters will continue to be aggressive, which of course will also drive other Asian exporters (Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and South... Read More

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