Turkey, Mexico producers deny dumping claims

Sep 10, 2013 | 04:18 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Turkey, Mexico, rebar trade case, Department of Commerce, rebar, dumping, subsidies, traders Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — Turkish and Mexican steel producers have joined traders and domestic voices protesting a trade case filed Sept. 4, insisting that rebar has not been dumped in the United States.

Importers of rebar to the United States, along with Turkish and Mexican rebar producers, are claiming that U.S. rebar producers are seeking a short-term advantage over import competition, allowing them a six-month, import-free window as the Department of Commerce determines potential dumping margins and imports dwindle (amm.com, Sept. 9).

"I don’t think the Turkish mills have dumped, and I think the ruling will be a negative one. But there is a huge potential financial gain of having a trade case out at the right time," said a trader.....

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