Trade case mulled as rebar imports spike

May 02, 2013 | 05:34 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  rebar imports, Gerdau Long Steel North America, International Trade Commission, trade case, Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — Market speculation is mounting about a possible trade case against Turkey after total rebar imports soared to more than 140,400 tons in March. However, some dismissed rumors of a trade case as nothing more than customary saber-rattling.

"There is a case in the works, and (the mills) are putting something before the (U.S. International Trade Commission) down the road," a source familiar with the situation said. "I think it should be evident to the country that Turkey is a problem and they’re not playing by the same rules. And it is massively affecting our industry." ....

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