Canada issues preliminary antidumping margins on rebar from seven countries

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced the preliminary determination of its antidumping (AD) duty investigation against certain concrete reinforcing bar imports from Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. The investigation was initiated in September 2020, after a complaint filed by the below domestic steelmakers AltaSteel Inc. ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada G.P. Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation. The products... Read More

Short Range Outlook : February 2021

Sentiment improves in global longs market, concerns remain for February and March Despite some very good margins for December, the global long steel products market is facing more concerns for February and March. China did increase its presence in the export markets and did enter at prices comparable to other sources, but ended up lowering its prices quite quickly. In the current global market circumstances, sentiment is better and so a return to... Read More

Short Range Outlook : January 2021

Short supply in global longs market, full impact of vaccines remains to be seen Supply is still on the short side in the global long steel products market and this situation will probably not change until the second quarter. Chinese demand for raw materials and semi-finished products has been providing the main boost to the markets. As vaccines have started to be released, depleted supply chains have to be replenished, with plans being made for stronger... Read More

Russia amends scrap export restrictions

At the end of December, the Russian authorities approved the amendment to the existing export restrictions in the steel scrap segment. The export tax for ferrous scrap has remained at the five percent level, but the minimal equivalent has been increased from €5/mt to €45/mt. The renewed restriction will be valid for 180 days from the moment the official document comes into force. Some sources stated that the duty will be valid for export shipments... Read More

China officially announces new standards and allows scrap imports

The China Ministry of Ecology and Environment has announced that starting from January 1, 2021, it officially allows imports of scrap as a recycled steel raw material. Scrap under HS codes 7204100010, 7204210010, 7204290010, 7204410010 and 7204490030 is classified as recycled steel raw material and can be free of the ban. For now only these HS codes were announced as allowed for imports. No further details have been announced officially yet regarding... Read More

Canada starts antidumping probe on rebar imports from Oman and Russia

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that it has initiated an antidumping duty investigation on certain concrete reinforcing bar up to 56.4 mm from Oman and Russia. The products subject to antidumping duty investigation currently fall under Customs Tariff Statistics Position Numbers 7213.10.00.00, 7214.20.00.00, 7215.90.00.90 and 7227.90.00.90.  Read More

Short Range Outlook : December 2020

Global longs market gradually scrabbling back towards normalization The global long steel products market is gradually scrabbling back towards normalization. As effective vaccines are being rolled out, the markets are realizing that we are returning to normal. Business is flourishing. Supply chains are currently restocking and orders are solid, while production levels are not keeping up. Much better situation prevails now in terms of market prices The... Read More

Ukraine levies import duty on imports of reinforcing bars from Belarus

According to a statement published in the country’s Official Gazette on November 25, Ukraine has imposed a special customs duty on imports of reinforcing bars from Belarus, citing Belarus’s discriminatory and unfriendly acts against Ukrainian exporters of similar products. Accordingly, Ukraine’s interdepartmental commission on international trade has imposed a 16.08 percent special customs duty on ex-Belarus steel deformed bars of up to 40 mm... Read More

US DOC issues preliminary review results for reinforcing bars from Turkey

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey. During the review period from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, Turkish rebar producers were found to have made sales of rebar at less than normal value. Accordingly, the DOC has calculated the following weighted-average dumping margins: Icdas                ... Read More

Short Range Outlook : November 2020

Global longs market becomes even more regionalized amid widespread protectionism The global long steel products market is becoming even more regionalized. All the safeguard measures, tariffs and antidumping and countervailing cases are reducing the global exchange of products more and more. The Covid-19 pandemic gives producers in certain markets the pretext to lobby their governments with even more arguments to get their domestic markets protected... Read More

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