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  • Christmas, New Year's holiday notice Dec 20, 2012

    AMM’s offices will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26 and Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year holidays, and no issues will be published on Dec. 25, 26 and 27 and Jan. 2.

  • Metal producers’ capacity utilization rate up 2.6 points Dec 19, 2012

    Capacity utilization rates at primary metals producers rose last month, as did the industry’s index for industrial production.

  • USW, UAW reps named to OSHA whistleblower panel Dec 18, 2012

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the members of its new Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee.

  • WTO convenes panel to study US-China trade Dec 17, 2012

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) set up a panel Monday to study a Chinese complaint about American dumping and subsidy duties on Chinese products.

  • ITA alters China aluminum extrusion subsidy rate Dec 13, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration has amended its final affirmative countervailing duty determination concerning aluminum extrusions from China.

  • Dismissal notice filed on S. Korea transformers Dec 13, 2012

    Hyosung Corp. and Hico America Sales & Technology Inc. have filed a notice of dismissal with the U.S. Court of International Trade.

  • Mexican industry calling for action against ‘unfair’ trade Dec 12, 2012

    Mexico’s transformation industries want the country’s new government under President Enrique Peña Nieto to create "a new legal department" that is "powerful" and "has the resources to face (up to) unfair trade practices," according to an executive with the country’s Chamber of Transformation Industries (Canacintra).

  • Mexican copper pipe not sold at below normal value: ITA Dec 10, 2012

    The ITA has issued a preliminary determination in an anti-dumping duty administrative review that seamless refined copper pipe and tube from Mexico’s Golden Dragon (including GD Affiliates S de RL de CV and its affiliate, Hong Kong GD Trading Co. Ltd.) from May 1 to Oct. 31, 2011, and Nacional de Cobre SA de CV from Nov. 22, 2010, to Oct. 31, 2011, were not sold at less than normal value.

  • Diamond sawblade imports sold at below normal value: ITA Dec 10, 2012

    Imports of diamond sawblades and parts from China and South Korea from Nov. 1, 2010, to Oct. 23, 2011, were sold at below normal value, the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has determined in a preliminary anti-dumping duty administrative review.

  • Ball bearings not sold at below normal value: ITA Dec 10, 2012

    Imports of ball bearings from France, Germany and Italy from May 1, 2010, to April 30, 2011, were not sold at below normal value, the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has determined in a preliminary anti-dumping duty administrative review.

  • ITA makes determinations in Vietnamese steel wire garment hangers probe Dec 10, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued a preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation that critical circumstances exist for some imports of steel wire garment hangers from Vietnam in 2011, although critical circumstances do not exist for mandatory respondent Hamico Co. The petitioners are Innovative Fabrication LLC/Indy Hanger, M&B Metal Products Co. Inc. and U.S. Hanger Co. LLC.

  • ITA issues dumping margin on Belgian stainless steel plate in coil Dec 10, 2012

    In an anti-dumping duty administrative review of imports of stainless steel plate in coil from Belgium from May 1, 2010, to April 30, 2011, the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued a 0.82-percent weighted-average dumping margin for Aperam Stainless Belgium NV.

  • Chinese producers excluded from anti-dumping review of carbon steel plate Dec 10, 2012

    The ITA has determined in a preliminary anti-dumping duty administrative review of cut-to-length carbon steel plate from China from Nov. 1, 2010, to Oct. 31, 2011, that Baosteel (including Bao/Baoshan International Trade Corp./Bao Steel Metals Trading Corp.) and Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. did not have shipments during the period of review, but shipments from Anshan Iron & Steel Group and China Metallurgical Import & Export Liaoning Co. should be liquidated at the China-wide rate of 128.59 percent. The petitioner was Nucor Corp.

  • ITA issues dumping margins for South Korean steel pipe Dec 10, 2012

    In the preliminary results of an anti-dumping duty administrative review of imports of circular-welded non-alloy steel pipe from South Korea from Nov. 1, 2010, to Oct. 31, 2011, the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued a weighted-average dumping margin of 6.54 percent for Husteel Co. Ltd. and a margin of zero for Hyundai Hysco.

  • USS' Surma joins Ingersoll-Rand board Dec 10, 2012

    U.S. Steel Corp. chairman and chief executive officer John P. Surma is joining the board of directors of Ingersoll-Rand Plc effective Jan. 1.

  • Freeport under fire for $9-billion energy deal Dec 06, 2012

    Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.’s share price logged a double-digit decline Wednesday after the company announced its $9-billion push into the energy business, with analysts criticizing the move as an unhappy marriage between two incompatible industries.

  • Economic outlook brighter for ’13: BoA chief economist Dec 06, 2012

    Next year might be a comparatively good one for the U.S. economy, according to Mickey Levy, chief economist at Charlotte, North Carolina-based Bank of America Corp.

  • US rejects China’s request for panel on subsidy duties Nov 30, 2012

    The United States has rejected China’s request to set up a dispute settlement panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over alleged illegal subsidy duties to nonmarket economies.

  • Trade court reinstates old magnesium duty Nov 26, 2012

    The U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) has reinstated the results of an anti-dumping administrative review of magnesium metal from Russia in 2006 and 2007.

  • Commerce council sets meeting on export expansion efforts Nov 19, 2012

    The President’s Export Council of the U.S. Commerce Department will meet Dec. 6 to discuss recommendations related to export expansion efforts.

  • UK’s Brady buys software provider SAI for $6.5M Nov 12, 2012

    Brady Plc has acquired software provider Systems Alternatives International LLC (SAI) for $6.5 million, according to Brady’s top executive.

  • ITA assesses margins on steel threaded rod from China Nov 08, 2012

    In the final results of an anti-dumping duty administrative review, the ITA found that IFI & Morgan Ltd. and RMB Fasteners Ltd. sold steel threaded rod from China at less than normal value from April 1, 2010, to March 31, 2011, and assessed the two companies a weighted-average margin of 19.68 percent and a Chinawide rate of 206 percent.

  • ITA sets dumping margin of zero on Romanian tube products Nov 08, 2012

    As no interested parties commented on the preliminary results of the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) ruling on imports of small-diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe from Romania from Aug. 1, 2010, to July 31, 2011, the ITA has set a final weighted-average dumping margin of zero for ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Roman SA.

  • ITC sets vote on imports of steel pipe, wire hangers Nov 08, 2012

    The ITC will vote Wednesday on whether imports of circular-welded carbon-quality steel pipe from India, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam are materially injuring the domestic industry, and will vote Thursday on imports of steel wire garment hangers from Taiwan.

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