Short Range Outlook : February 2019

Price levels improve in global long steel products market despite uncertainties Prices in the global long steel products market are better compared to our last report, though there is a certain degree of uncertainty regarding how sustainable the current price levels are. The situation has gotten worse generally in terms of demand and supply, as there seems to be a general worsening of expectations and the numbers coming in do not bode well. Brazilian... Read More

EU to impose new quota on imports

According to media sources, the European Commission has sent a notification to the World Trade Organization, stating that the EU will impose import quotas on certain steel products, including rebar and wire rod, for a period of 150 days starting from February 2, 2019.. However, there has been no official announcement yet. Accordingly the import quotas will be in force between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 and that the quota volumes will be increased... Read More

US ITC votes to maintain antidumping duties on rebar imports from seven countries

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that revoking the existing antidumping duty orders on imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar from Belarus, China, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. Current AD margins are as follows: Country                          AD margin Belarus                              ... Read More

Ukraine starts antidumping investigation on certain steel bar imports from Moldova and Belarus

The Ukrainian Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade has announced that Ukraine’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade has started an antidumping duty investigation on certain carbon and alloy steel bar imports from Moldova and Belarus. The investigation was launched following the application lodged by local steel producer ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih. The investigation period covers the period from January 2013 to September 2017.  Read More

Ukraine approves temporary rise in scrap export duty

Ukraine’s parliament has approved the bill to increase the export duty on scrap from €30/mt to €42/mt for a period of one year. The proposed bill had been aiming to impose the increase in export duty on scrap until September 2021. The draft law was submitted to the parliament in April.  Read More

US ITC issues injury determination in case against wire rod from Ukraine and South Africa

The United States International Trade Commission (US ITC) today determined that a US industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from South Africa and Ukraine that the US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value. Chairman Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Vice Chairman David S. Johanson, and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson... Read More

US DOC announced final antidumping duty on wire rod imports from S. Africa and Ukraine

The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has announced that it has imposed final antidumping duty on imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from South Africa and Ukraine. Accordingly, the US DOC has calculated the following dumping rates: South Africa ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited                                                       : 142.26 percent Scaw South Africa (Pty) Ltd. (also... Read More

Ukraine imposes antidumping duty on imports of rebar and wire rod from Russia

The Ukrainian Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade has announced that it has imposed a definitive antidumping (AD) duty on imports of reinforcing bar and wire rod from Russia for a period of five years. The decision will come into effect 60 days after the official publication of the decision. The antidumping duty rates are announced as follows: Reinforcing bar (diameter 6 – 40 mm) : 15.21 percent Wire rod (diameter 5.5 mm -... Read More

Egypt maintains antidumping duties on rebar imports

Egypt’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has decided to maintain the antidumping duties imposed on rebar imports from Turkey, Ukraine and China for a period of five years as of today, December 6, according to a report by Reuters. The ministry first imposed the antidumping duties on rebar imports from the three countries in question in June this year for a period of four months and then extended the duties for a further two months, bringing the total... Read More

US DOC revises preliminary antidumping duty rate on wire rod imports from South Korea

The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has announced that it has amended the preliminary antidumping duty decision regarding the antidumping investigation on imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, upon a complaint lodged by US-based companies Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., and Charter Steel, alleging that the US DOC made a... Read More

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