Canada concludes reinvestigation of rebar imports from certain countries

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that it has concluded a reinvestigation to update the normal values and export prices respecting rebar originating in or exported from China, South Korea, Turkey, Belarus, Taiwan, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, Japan, Portugal and Spain, and the amounts of subsidy of certain rebar originating in or exported from China. Accordingly, the CBSA stated that specific normal values... Read More

IREPAS in Warsaw: Confusion and uncertainty in the global market

The 78th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Warsaw, Poland on May 6-8, 2018. There were 117 producer representatives among the 320 registered delegates from 48 different countries. There were also 62 registrations representing 40 different raw material suppliers. At the opening of the conference, Murat Cebecioglu, chairman of IREPAS emphasized that there is obvious confusion and uncertainty in the... Read More

Decision on Section 232 exemptions delayed until June 1

U.S. President Trump will reportedly delay the decision whether to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on countries currently exempted from the Section 232 tariffs until June 1. The administration is expected to finalize deals with the European Union, Canada and Mexico, while reaching “agreements in principle” with Australia, Argentina and Brazil. The details of those agreements will be finalized in the next 30 days.  Read More

Turkey has launched a safeguard investigation on certain steel products

According to a statement from the Turkish Ministry of Economy, Turkey has launched a safeguard investigation on imports of certain steel products to determine if these imports harm or threaten to harm domestic steel producers. Products subject to the investigation include certain flat, long, pipe and hollow sections, railway and tram line components and stainless flat steel products. The product scope of the investigation may change pertaining to... Read More

Australia starts antidumping review for rebar imports from Thailand

Australia’s Antidumping Commission has announced that it has initiated an accelerated review of the antidumping duty applying to reinforcing bars exported to Australia from Thailand, in so far as they relate to two new exporters, Thailand-based The Siam Construction Steel Co., Ltd. and N.T.S. Steel Group Public Company Limited.  Read More

US DOC announced final decision on CVD review for Turkish rebar

The US Department of Commerce has announced final results of the administrative review on the countervailing duties (CVD) on Turkish rebar imports which were imposed in September 2014. The review covered the period between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. Colakoğlu Metalurji and Icdas did not receive countervailable subsidies during the period of review, while the review for Agir Haddecilik and Habas was terminated as there were no entries... Read More

Short Range Outlook : April 2018

Confusion and uncertainty reign in global long products market There is obvious confusion and uncertainty in the global long steel products market triggered by the announcement of new tariffs on steel imports by President Trump as a result of the Section 232 investigation in the US, the subsequent exemptions from these tariffs, and the resulting safeguard investigation announced in the EU. Major exporters to the US – Canada, Mexico, Brazil,... Read More

Australia initiates antidumping review on rebar imports from China

Australia’s Antidumping Commission has announced that it has initiated a review regarding the antidumping duty on imports of certain reinforcing bar from China to examine whether the variable factors relevant to the taking of the antidumping measures have changed. The review launched upon the application lodged by Australia-based Liberty OneSteel Pty Ltd covers the period between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 and covers all exporters of... Read More

The program of the 78th IREPAS meeting in Warsaw

Day 1: Sunday, May 6, 2018 19:00 – 22:00                        Welcome cocktail at Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Centre Day 2: Monday, May 7, 2018 09:00 – 09:15                        Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS 09:15 – 10:15                         SESSION ONE – Global economic outlook - Global Economic and Market Developments Marek Rozkrut... Read More

Australia terminates the dumping investigation on two Indonesian exporters

Australia’s Antidumping Commission has announced that within the scope of its antidumping duty investigation regarding reinforcing bar imports from Greece, Indonesia, Spain (by Nervacero S.A), Taiwan (by Power Steel Co. Ltd) and Thailand, it has decided to terminate the investigation in relation to Indonesian exporters PT Ispat Panca Putera and PT Putra Baja Deli since the dumping margin for the two companies is less than two percent. The investigation... Read More

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