Turkey maintains rebar shipments not dumped

Jul 09, 2013 | 04:48 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Nucor Corp., John Ferriola, Daniel DiMicco, Turkish Steel Exporters Association, Veysel Yayan, Turkish Steel Producers Association, International Trade Commission, rebar dumping

NEW YORK — Turkish rebar exporters have taken a proactive approach to countering accusations that they have been dumping product in the United States, hoping to halt talk of a possible trade case before it becomes a reality.

Members of the Turkish Steel Exporters’ Association toured the United States in late June to present their case to a variety of groups—including the U.S. Commerce Department, the Port of Houston Authority and the American-Turkish Friendship Council, as well as several congressmen—that Turkish steelmakers are not receiving subsidies or dumping steel in the United States at below cost, members of the delegation told AMM.

"The basic issue is that we are not doing dumping. That’s for sure. And our competitors are well aware that (we) are not doing this," Veysel Yayan, secretary-general of the Turkish Iron and Steel Producers Association, told AMM July 9. "If (U.S. mills) apply for dumping (duties), this is not a good-faith approach."....

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