Mexico extends antidumping duty on Ukrainian wire rod imports for five more years

Mexico’s economy secretariat, SE, extended existing anti-dumping (AD) duties over the imports of Ukrainian wire rod for five more years. SE said imports of the product, which falls under HS codes 7213.91.03 and 7213.99.99, will continue to be subject to a 41 percent AD levy. The decision follows a request from domestic producers Ternium Mexico, Deacero and TA 2000, formerly known as Talleres y Aceros, in August 2020. The extended antidumping duties... Read More

Ukraine increases export duty on ferrous scrap significantly

On December 2, 2021, Ukraine increased the export duty for steel scrap to €180/mt from the previously valid €58/mt. Earlier, there had been an initiative to raise the tax to €200/mt but the final rate was approved at a lower level. Ukraine-based steel producers had been lobbying for the export tax imposition and its gradual increase for some years now, claiming that strong export activity harms their costs and margins, while preference should... 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

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