Subsidies on agenda at OECD meeting

Jul 01, 2013 | 11:24 AM |

Tags  OECD, rganization for Economic Trade and Development, AISI, American iIron and Steel institute, steel trade, Commerce Department, steel subsidies, World Trade Organization U.S. Trade Representative

OTTAWA, Ontario — Foreign government subsidies that fuel excess steelmaking capacity worldwide were to be addressed by the United States at a two-day meeting of key steel-producing countries that kicked off July 1 in Paris.

"The United States has been working actively to address other governments’ policies that contribute to global excess steelmaking capacity, including in China and other countries. Such action includes vigorous enforcement of U.S. trade remedy laws and U.S. rights in the World Trade Organization," the office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Commerce Department said.....

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