US govt agencies feel impact of shutdown

Oct 01, 2013 | 06:04 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  metals markets, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Commerce, U.S. ports, government shutdown, Daniel Fitzgerald, Catherine Ngai, Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — Some U.S. government agencies important to the domestic metal markets have already been impacted by the Oct. 1 government shutdown following a budget impasse in Congress.

Department of Commerce

Commerce has delayed all administrative deadlines related to U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws for the duration of the shutdown, including preliminary and final determinations, according to its website.

Steel import license data will be temporarily suspended online, although license and customs paperwork will need to be filed for incoming shipments.....

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