IREPAS in Athens: Global longs market in much better shape compared to 2016, but China needs to be watched

The 77th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Athens, Greece on September 24-26, 2017. There were 134 producer representatives among the 433 registered delegates from 44 different countries. There were also 76 registrations representing 43 different raw material suppliers. At the opening of the conference, Murat Cebecioglu, chairman of IREPAS, said he believed the outlook for the next quarter is very... Read More

US DOC sets preliminary margins against wire rod imports from Belarus, Russia, and the UAE

The United States Department of Commerce (US DOC) announced preliminary findings that carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Russia and the United Arab Emirates are being dumped in the US market. Preliminary margins are set as follows: Belarus                                : 280.02 percent Russia                                  : 436.80-756.93 percent UAE                                     ... Read More

Short Range Outlook – September 2017

Further improvements in global long steel market amid lack of pressure from China Demand in the global long steel products market is good and has even been increasing slightly in almost all markets as there is no pressure from China on the international market. Strong domestic steel consumption in China reduces prospects for Chinese exports Some months ago, the consensus of steel sector analysts was that steel demand in China would decrease during... Read More

US DOC issues affirmative preliminary CVD rates for wire rod from Italy and Turkey

The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod, finding that exporters of subject merchandise from Italy and Turkey received countervailable subsidies. The petitioners are Gerdau Ameristeel US, Inc., Nucor, Keystone Consolidated Industries, and Charter Steel. In the Italy CVD investigation, the US DOC calculated the following... Read More

The programme of the 77th IREPAS meeting in Athens

September 24th, Sunday 19:00 – 22:00      Welcome cocktail at Wyndham Grand Athens   September 25th, Monday 09:00 – 09:15      Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS 09:15 – 10:30        SESSION ONE – Global economic outlook - Global Economic and Market Developments Vassilis Patikis, Piraeus Bank / Head, Economic Research & Investment Strategy Structural Themes for the Post Crisis Global Economy US,... Read More

Short Range Outlook : August 2017

Good demand in global long steel products market backed by reasonable growth Demand in the global long steel products market is good and steady as reasonable growth is seen to be globally providing support for steel consumption. Chinese steel exports at 2014 levels playing huge role in global supply-demand balance Chinese steel exports are down to 2014 levels after having been considerably higher for the past three years. Obviously the reduced supply... Read More

Final margins for rebar imports from Taiwan to the US are announced

On July 21, 2017, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar from Taiwan. Mandatory respondents Power Steel Co., Ltd. and Lo-Toun Steel and Iron Works Co., Ltd. received final dumping margins of 3.50 percent and 32.01 percent, respectively.  The DOC assigned the final margin of 3.50 percent to all other producers/exporters... Read More

US DOC revised final margins for rebar imports from Turkey

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced that it has revised the final dumping and subsidy margins and cash deposit rates imposed on reinforcing bar imports from Turkey based on affirmative final determinations by the DOC and the US International Trade Administration (ITC). The DOC stated that it is amending its affirmative final determination for Turkey to correct ministerial errors. Accordingly, the new final dumping margins range between... Read More

Short Range Outlook : July 2017

Threat of new trade measures weighs on global long products market The threat of new trade measures in the US and of a counterreaction by the EU is weighing on all market players. The G20 summit will show us how the US administration and President Trump will move forward – whether he will prefer to continue with confrontation and the blockage of imports or whether he will soften his stance and come to a mutual agreement. Will the US become ‘an... Read More

US ITC confirms US DOC margins on rebar imports from Turkey and Japan

The United States International Trade Commission (US ITC) determined that the US industry is materially injured by reason of imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar from Japan and Turkey that the US Department of Commerce (DOC) has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of Turkey. Chairman Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Vice Chairman David S. Johanson, and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson, Meredith... Read More

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