US issues final results of antidumping review on rebar imports from Turkey

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the final results of its administrative review of the antidumping (AD) duty order on rebar from Turkey for the period between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. Accordingly, the US DOC has determined that Kaptan Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S., Kaptan Metal Dis Ticaret ve Nakliyat A.S. and certain other producers’ sales of the subject goods were made below normal value during the period of review.... Read More

US issues preliminary CVD review results on rebar from Turkey

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the preliminary results of its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on rebar from Turkey. Accordingly, the DOC has preliminarily determined that Turkish suppliers Kaptan Demir Celik and Colakoglu Metalurji received countervailable subsidy rates at 5.54 percent and 0.03 percent (de minimis) respectively for the period from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021. The DOC stated... Read More

Short Range Outlook : December 2023

Global longs producers face various cost increases amid insufficient demand There has been some increase in demand-driven purchases in the global long steel products market but the question is whether consumption will continue to follow. We are in the holiday season and therefore not much demand is expected for the rest of the year. The winter season will also push up energy prices and, overall, mills will face cost increases. EAF-based steel mills’... Read More

Short Range Outlook : November 2023

No supply-demand improvement in global longs market, regionalization prevails The supply and demand situation in the global long steel products market is not getting any better, which continues to put pressure on producers. The increasing political influence on trade flows and particular markets in the form of antidumping and/or countervailing duties including also supply chain restrictions are leading to a more and more regionalized trade with a... Read More

US DOC rescinds review of countervailing duty order on rebar from Turkey’s Habas

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced that it has rescinded the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on steel concrete reinforcing bar from Turkish mill Habas for the period January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. The DOC stated that no shipment of the subject product was imported from the mentioned Turkish mill during the period.  Read More

Russia officially imposes export duties for most steel and raw materials until end of 2024

Russia’s government has adopted a decision to implement export duties for certain categories of products, including steel and raw materials. The export tax will be applicable from October 1, 2023 until December 31, 2024. “The regulation is adopted in order to support the optimal ratio of the local consumption and exports. The imposed decision will help protecting the local market from the unconditional increase of the prices. The flexible export... Read More

IREPAS in Istanbul: Uncertainty prevails in slow market with weak demand

The 89th meeting of IREPAS (the International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Istanbul on September 17-19, marking the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the association, in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Fall ’23 Conference. There were 217 representatives from 61 different producers among the 783 registered delegates from a total of 59 different countries. There were also 105 registrations representing 55 different raw... Read More

UK initiates safeguard extension review for 15 steel product categories

The UK’s Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) has announced that it has initiated an extension review of the safeguard measure on 15 categories of steel products that is due to expire on June 30, 2024. The products include HRC, CRC, metallic coated sheet, organic coated sheet, tin mill products, quarto plates, merchant bars and light sections, reinforcing bar, wire rod, angles, sections, railway material, gas pipes, hollow sections and large welded tubes. The... Read More

The program of the 89th meeting in Istanbul

Day 1: Sunday, September 17, 2023 19:00 – 22:00                   Welcome cocktail at Swissôtel The Bosphorus   Day 2: Monday, September 18, 2023 09:15 – 09:30                  Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS   09:30 – 11:30                    SESSION ONE: Critical changes in the global long steel markets - Keynote speech: Figures and comments from WTO report Illicit... Read More

Short Range Outlook : August 2023

General slowdown in global longs market puts producers under pressure  The global long steel products market is slowing down in general, which is putting pressure on producers. Demand for reinforcing bars and wire rods remains very weak and there is strong pressure on prices from the new exporters – Algeria, Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia – who are in the market with very aggressive offers. Business still stagnant in US, high interest... Read More

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