US wire rod producers file AD/CVD petition against 10 countries

Below mentioned four major US steel producers, Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Nucor Corporation Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., Charter Steel today filed petitions charging that unfairly-traded imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Italy, South Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom are causing material injury to the domestic industry. The petitions allege that producers... Read More

Short Range Outlook : March 2017

Still improving supply-demand balance creates brighter picture in global longs market The supply-demand balance continues to improve in regions like the US, Europe and Asia, contributing to a brighter picture in the  global long steel products market. US market boosted by restocking and infrastructure spending expectations Demand has improved in the US as buyers have been restocking. In addition, President Trump’s promise to spend one trillion... Read More

US DOC announces preliminary antidumping margins in rebar trade case

On March 1, 2017, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of rebar imports from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey and released preliminary dumping rates: The preliminary antidumping duty rates per country and company are as follows: Japan Jonan Steel Corporation : 209.46% Kyoei Steel Ltd. : 209.46% All Others : 209.46% Taiwan Power Steel Co. : 3.48% Lo-Toun Steel... Read More

Short Range Outlook : February 2017

Europe, US and Asia lead the way for demand in global long steel products market Expectations for demand and order books in the supply chain of the global long steel products market made a reasonable start to business in 2017, although a sharp correction in scrap prices caused people to hesitate a bit in the EU and the US. However, market sentiment has not changed much and demand is still showing good prospects for 2017 in Europe, the US and Asia. Turkish... Read More

The programme of the 76th IREPAS meeting

March 26th, Sunday 19:00 – 22:00      Welcome cocktail at Intercontinental Budapest March 27th, Monday 09:00 – 09:15      Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS 09:15 – 10:15        SESSION ONE – Global economic outlook - Global economic developments and expectations Gergely Tardos, OTP Bank / Chief Economist Where is the European economy heading? Current situation and expactations for Chinese economy Prospects... Read More

Short Range Outlook : January 2017

Fears recede in global long steel market amid upbeat sentiment for 2017 There has been no significant change in the global long steel products market compared to last month in terms of supply and demand balance. Demand remains relatively weak, but we have seen better discipline on the supply side, which has had a positive impact on pricing dynamics. Demand is expected to pick up in the coming weeks. Economic numbers are strong and most fears regarding... Read More

US DOC issues preliminary decision of CVD review on Turkish rebar

According to a statement issued by the Turkish Steel Exporters’ Association (CIB), the US Department of Commerce (DOC) as announced the preliminary results of its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on rebar imports from Turkey, imposed on September 15, 2014. Accordingly, in its preliminary decision the US DOC has calculated the countervailing duty rate for rebar imports from Turkey as 0.0 percent for Turkish steel producers... Read More

Short Range Outlook : December 2016

Clear switch to positive sentiment in global long steel products market Conditions in the global long steel products market have improved significantly and a clear change to positive sentiment has been observed in the industry, something not seen in recent years. Chinese demand and supply restructuring boost prices and margins Domestic demand in China, together with a restructuring of supply at all levels from raw materials to finished products, is... Read More

US DOC postpones preliminary determination in Turkish rebar investigation

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced that it has postponed its preliminary decision regarding the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on rebar imports from Turkey, which was due no later than December 15, since it will need more time to make the preliminary determination. The new deadline for the preliminary determination is February 21, 2017. Meanwhile, the deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the... Read More

US ITC voted to continue investigation on rebar imports from Japan, Taiwan and Turkey

The United States International Trade Commission (US ITC) determined on November 3rd that there is a reasonable indication that the US industry is materially injured by reason of imports of steel concrete reinforcing bars from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the government of Turkey. All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative. As a result of the ITC’s affirmative... Read More

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