• Trade, currency lead lobbying efforts Dec 29, 2011

    Currency manipulation and free trade were at the top of the agenda in the third quarter for metal lobbyists on Capitol Hill, according to disclosures filed with the House of Representatives.

  • Keystone XL decision awaited as bills OK’d Dec 22, 2011

    A decision on the controversial TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline project will likely be imminent after legislation received approval on Capitol Hill.

  • Commerce sets manufacturing council hearing Dec 21, 2011

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) will hold a Manufacturing Council meeting Jan. 20 to hear updates from Commerce concerning competitiveness, work force development issues, energy policy, trade agreements and other issues affecting the U.S. manufacturing sector.

  • ITC to hold full review on Russian ferrovanadium, nitrided vanadium Dec 20, 2011

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will hold a full five-year review to determine whether the revocation of an anti-dumping duty order on ferrovanadium and nitrided vanadium from Russia would likely lead to material injury to the domestic industry.

  • Hearing set on Trans-Pacific trade pact Dec 08, 2011

    The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing Dec. 14 to discuss the status and future of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, as well as its potential benefits to U.S. companies and workers.

  • Shaw Pipe restarts one fire-hit line Dec 06, 2011

    Shaw Pipe resumed production Thursday at one of two coating lines at its Regina, Saskatchewan, operation, which was damaged by fire in the past week, a company executive told AMM late Monday.

  • Pricing notice Dec 02, 2011

    AMM will discontinue Recycling Manager composite pricing effective Jan. 1.

  • Letter to the editor: Keystone XL project a series of follies Dec 01, 2011

    Republicans in the Senate introduced a bill that would force President Obama to approve (not decide on, but approve) the Keystone XL pipeline project within 60 days—something that is certain to fail, or, if it were to pass against expectations, certain to be vetoed.

  • Deficit standoff could threaten steel industry Nov 23, 2011

    With the implosion last week of efforts to rein in the U.S. deficit, steel and manufacturing industry executives are questioning whether the failure of the "super committee" to complete its task will translate into deep cuts in areas key to a domestic economic recovery.

  • Steel players join Pa. manufacturing group Nov 23, 2011

    A new council was formed this week to promote, sustain and advance manufacturing in Pennsylvania.

  • New members from US, India to join WTO Appellate Body Nov 21, 2011

    Thomas R. Graham and Ujal Singh Bhatia have been appointed to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) seven-member appellate body.

  • Proposed bill targets energy output to fund infrastructure Nov 21, 2011

    House Republicans are hoping that growing the nation’s energy production will pay for new construction and maintenance of the nation’s highways and bridges.

  • Obama takes tough stand on China Nov 14, 2011

    President Obama pushed China to revalue its currency at a leadership summit over the weekend in one of his boldest moves yet to get the Asian nation to meet its political and economic responsibilities.

  • Japan intends to join Asia-Pacific pact Nov 11, 2011

    The Japanese government’s announcement that it would join discussions concerning the U.S.-negotiated Asia-Pacific trade agreement has suddenly propelled the importance of the pact.

  • Obama nominates Broadbent to serve as ITC commissioner Nov 08, 2011

    President Obama plans to nominate Meredith M. Broadbent as a member of the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • Mexico claims China violated WTO rules Nov 07, 2011

    The Mexican government has accused China of breaking World Trade Organization (WTO) rules by, among other things, "distorting" the value of some merchandise.

  • Johanson confirmed to ITC post Nov 01, 2011

    The U.S. Senate confirmed David S. Johanson as a member of the U.S. International Trade Commission late Monday afternoon for a term expiring Dec. 16, 2018.

  • Trade nominees are confirmed by Senate Oct 26, 2011

    The U.S. Senate confirmed a number of trade nominees last week with possible implications for the metals industry.

  • Tensions high as currency bill passes Senate Oct 04, 2011

    The U.S. Senate is looking ahead to a week of open debate on the currency reform bill that passed overwhelmingly Monday evening by a 79-to-19 vote.

  • Metal sales, earnings see growth in 2d qtr. Sep 19, 2011

    America’s metal manufacturers and fabricators generally saw strong gains in sales and earnings during the second quarter compared with the first three months of the year.

  • Canada set to rebound faster than US: economist Sep 16, 2011

    The old adage that “when the United States sneezes, Canada catches a cold” still holds true. But factors ranging from the promise of the oil sands to an anticipated budget surplus point to a quicker recovery for Canada than its neighbor to the south.

  • Plenty of cause for optimism on US recovery, economist says Sep 15, 2011

    The United States is in a better position to recover from the global economic recession than other industrialized nations, according to one U.S. economist, who noted that there’s plenty of reason for optimism.

  • USTR Kirk nominates two to WTO body Sep 09, 2011

    Thomas Graham and John Greenwald have been nominated by U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk to serve on the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body.

  • Holiday notice Aug 31, 2011

    AMM’s offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday, and there will be no issue dated Sept. 6.

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