India imposes final antidumping duty on wire rod imports from China

India’s Ministry of Finance has announced that it has imposed a final antidumping duty on imports of wire rod of alloy or non-alloy steel from China. The antidumping duty rates for the mentioned imports are as follows: for China-based Minmetals Yingkou Medium Plate Co., Ltd : equivalent to the difference between the realized value of the subject goods and $535/mt for all other Chinese exporters : equivalent to the difference between the realized... Read More

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

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

Australia initiated antidumping review on rod in coils imports from China’s Zenith

Australia’s Antidumping Commission has announced that it has initiated a review regarding the antidumping order on imports of steel rod in coils from Chinese company Zenith Steel Group Co., Ltd (Zenith) to examine whether the variable factors relevant to the taking of the antidumping measures have changed. The review launched upon the application lodged by Zenith covers the period between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 and covers the exports... Read More

EU imposes definitive antidumping duty on rebar imports from Belarus

The European Commission (EC) has announced that it has decided to impose definitive antidumping (AD) duty on imports of certain concrete reinforcing bar and rod imports from Belarus. Accordingly, the commission has calculated a definitive antidumping duty rate of 10.6 percent for Byelorussian Steel Works (BMZ) and all other producers in the country. In December last year, the commission imposed a provisional antidumping (AD) duty of 12.5 percent for... Read More

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