Steel wire interests ask for more import data

Jan 03, 2013 | 01:42 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Commerce Department, steel imports, American Wire Producers Association, import duties, Steel Manufacturers Association, Thomas Danjczek, Nucor, Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — U.S. steel wire producers have asked the Commerce Department to include more products—steel wire strand, rope and cable, welded steel wire grill, netting and fencing, steel springs and steel wire garment hangers—in the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system.

"We respectfully urge the department to extend coverage of this invaluable program," the American Wire Producers Association (AWPA) said in a letter to Commerce. "Orders on unfairly traded or subsidized steel wire products (underscore) the importance of obtaining timely and accurate information about current and future importations." ....

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