Gerdau SA chief executive officer André
Gerdau Johannpeter is concerned by the increasing levels of
steel imports in some Latin American countries.
"In Colombia, for
instance, rebar imports have increased by 330 percent in the
past two years, which could justify requesting a safeguard
investigation," he said.
"Wherever there are
unfair imports that do not meet (trade) rules, we will
undoubtedly file requests (for anti-dumping and safeguard
investigations), including in Brazil," Johannpeter told
AMM sister publication Steel First during a
conference call Aug. 1, indicating a change in the
Johannpeter said that Gerdau didnt have plans to request
any anti-dumping investigations in Brazil.
steelmakersincluding ArcelorMittal Brasil SA, Cia.
Siderúrgica Nacional SA (CSN) and Usinas
Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais SA (Usiminas)have
either requested or supported anti-dumping investigations in
the country, with Gerdau the only producer has to have entered
a petition yet.
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel