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

US DOC revises Mexican rebar duties in final administrative review

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced today the final results of an administrative review of antidumping duties against two Mexican producers of reinforcing bar, Deacero and Grupo Simec. The period of review was April 24, 2014, through October 31, 2015. According to the ruling, the weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: Deacero - 0.56 percent (previously 20.58 percent) Grupo Simec - 0.00 percent (previously 66.7 percent) The... Read More

Short Range Outlook : June 2017

Exporting countries under pressure amid protectionism and increased capacities in traditional import markets The supply-demand balance in the global long steel products market has been worsening over the last few weeks. Protective actions such as antidumping and countervailing duty (CVD) cases and import taxes, coupled with increasing capacities in some traditional import markets, have put export-dependent countries in a difficult situation. Protective... Read More

Final margins issued on wire imports from Mexico to the US

The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has released its final results in the administrative review of the antidumping order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico. The review covered two Mexican producers/exporters, ArcelorMittal Las Truchas and Deacero, during the period from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. The US DOC assigned a final dumping margin of 40.52 percent to Deacero, based on adverse facts available (AFA) because... Read More

US DOC issues final AD/CVD margins for rebar from Turkey and Japan

The US Department of Commerce (US DOC) has announced its final determinations in the antidumping (AD) duty investigation of rebar imports from Japan and Turkey and also its final determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of rebar from Turkey. Accordingly, the US DOC has calculated final dumping margins ranging from 5.39 percent and 209.46 percent for the two countries in question. Meanwhile, the final subsidy margin for... Read More

US ITC votes to continue investigation into wire rod imports from 10 countries

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a US industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Italy, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by... Read More

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