Canada announced provisional safeguards on imports of seven steel products

On October 11, the Government of Canada announced that it will be imposing provisional safeguards starting on October 25, 2018 on imports of seven steel products and also ordered the Canadian International Trade Tribunal to investigate whether more long-term safeguard measures are necessary. The provisional safeguards will remain in place for 200 days from October 25, expiring on May 13, 2019. The products affected by the safeguards include concrete... Read More

IREPAS in Istanbul: All eyes on protectionist measures as IREPAS celebrates its 35th anniversary with record attendance

The 79th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Istanbul, Turkey on September 16-18, 2018. There were 139 producer representatives among the record 519 registered delegates from a total of 52 different countries. There were also 84 registrations representing 45 different raw material suppliers. At the opening of the conference which celebrated the 35th year of this bi-annual meeting, Murat Cebecioglu,... Read More

Australia terminated antidumping probe on rod in coils imports from Indonesia, S. Korea and Vietnam

Australia’s Antidumping Commission has announced that it has terminated the antidumping duty investigation regarding imports of rod in coils from Indonesia, South Korea and Vietnam. As a result of the investigation, the commission decided that the goods exported from Indonesia by PT Ispat Indo were dumped but by a margin of less than 2 percent, the goods exported from Vietnam were not dumped and there has been dumping of the goods by all other exporters... Read More

US DOC releases recommendations for steel tariffs or quotas under Section 232

US Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross publicly released his recommendations to the president following the conclusion of the Section 232 investigation into steel imports, with three import remedy options: A global 24 percent tariff on all steel imports from all countries. A tariff of at least 53 percent on steel imports from Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. A quota... Read More

Australia starts antidumping duty probe for rod in coils from Indonesia, S. Korea and Vietnam

Australia’s Antidumping Commission has announced that it has initiated an antidumping duty investigation regarding imports of rod in coils from Indonesia, South Korea and Vietnam. The application lodged by Australian steelmaker OneSteel Manufacturing Pty Ltd claims that the goods in question have been exported to Australia at prices less than their normal value and that the dumping has caused material injury to the Australian industry through price... Read More

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