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  • Good times may be a long way off: consultant Sep 11, 2012

    The global economy of tomorrow might look better than today’s, but that tomorrow could be a long way off, according to one consultant.

  • Stainless plate import ruling reversed Sep 10, 2012

    The U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling by a lower court that imports of stainless steel plate in coil from Aperam Stainless Belgium N.V. were within an existing anti-dumping duty order.

  • CIT sustains Commerce’s China silicon calculations Sep 07, 2012

    An appeals court has sustained a remand determination from the Commerce Department concerning an anti-dumping duty order on silicon metal from China.

  • Peru must fix its approach to mining, consultants say Sep 06, 2012

    Peru’s approach to mining regulation needs to change in order to avoid conflicts over resources, especially water supplies, according to Cesar Carbajal, social affairs manager for Peru at consulting firm MWH Global Inc.

  • A glimpse into Romney’s energy plan Aug 27, 2012

    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has set a goal of achieving North American energy independence by 2020 in his campaign’s energy plan, released late last week.

  • SEC publishes final critical minerals rules Aug 23, 2012

    Metals companies must adhere to new federal rules starting in January if minerals they use in their manufacturing processes could be sourced from certain African nations, according to final rules adopted Wednesday by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • EU, Russia end steel quota deal Aug 21, 2012

    The European Union has issued a public notice terminating a steel quota agreement with Russia a day ahead of Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

  • Panama Canal to hike tolls for some vessels Aug 14, 2012

    The government of Panama has approved a proposed toll price increase for some vessels on the Panama Canal ahead of its expansion’s scheduled completion.

  • US backs WTO on electrical steel decision Aug 13, 2012

    The United States maintains that the World Trade Organization (WTO) was correct in ruling that China’s imposition of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on shipments of electrical steel into the Asian nation was inconsistent with international obligations.

  • Conflict scrap rule needed more input: Weidner Aug 10, 2012

    Legislators on Capitol Hill did not seek adequate input from the steel industry before proposing to classify steel scrap as a conflict mineral, said Bob Weidner, president, chief executive and secretary of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI).

  • Merger, acquisition activity slows in metals sector: PwC Aug 09, 2012

    The volume and values of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the global metals industry dropped during the second quarter of 2012 following the downward trend in metals prices, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s (PwC) metals team said in a report.

  • Chinese copper pipe, tube sold below normal value: ITA Aug 06, 2012

    Imports of seamless refined copper pipe and tube (6 inches or more) from China from Nov. 22, 2010, to Oct. 31, 2011, were sold below normal value, the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) said in a preliminary determination as part of an administrative anti-dumping duty review.

  • Timeline for EPA air-quality review draws flak from steel Aug 06, 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is being urged by a number of steel-related trade groups to reject a proposed consent decree that would fast-track a national air quality review.

  • Canadian unions to pitch merger plan to members Aug 02, 2012

    The Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) have proposed a merger that would potentially create the largest industrial union in Canada’s history.

  • Coutinho & Ferrostaal's Foster resigns Jul 30, 2012

    John D. Foster, president and chief executive officer of the North American division of trader Coutinho & Ferrostaal Inc., has resigned, a source familiar with the matter has confirmed.

  • ITA conducting reviews on Japanese, Chinese products Jul 30, 2012

    The ITA is conducting administrative reviews on anti-dumping duty orders on imports from June 1, 2011, to May 31, 2012, of carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe from Japan, and silicon metal and tapered roller bearings from China.

  • ITA sets margins on wind towers from China, Vietnam Jul 30, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued an affirmative preliminary determination in an anti-dumping investigation of imports of utility-scale wind towers from China and Vietnam.

  • Trade representative taking petitions over duty-free products Jul 27, 2012

    The U.S. Trade Representative is accepting petitions to modify the list of products eligible for duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program and to modify the GSP status of certain beneficiary-developing countries due to country practices.

  • Comments requested on WTO dispute panel over alleged China restraints Jul 27, 2012

    The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office (USTR) is inviting written comment on a request earlier this month at the World Trade Organization to establish a dispute settlement panel on China’s alleged restraints on exports of tungsten, molybdenum and 17 rare earth minerals.

  • USTR seeks Canada, Mexico input in talks Jul 23, 2012

    The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office is requesting comments on Canada and Mexico’s participation in ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement negotiations.

  • Senate committee advances Enforce Act Jul 18, 2012

    The Senate Finance Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would enhance enforcement of dumping and subsidy duty orders on imported materials.

  • Iron, steel mill product deficit shrinks in May Jul 12, 2012

    The value of the U.S. trade deficit for iron and steel mill products shrank in May, and while copper remained in surplus, it registered a decline compared with April.

  • Shareholders to vote Sept. 7 on Xstrata-Glencore merger Jul 11, 2012

    Xstrata Plc shareholders will vote on Glencore International Plc’s takeover bid Sept. 7, nearly two months later than planned.

  • ITC to vote on anti-dumping order on stainless steel bar Jul 10, 2012

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will vote July 17 on whether revocation of an anti-dumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Brazil, India, Japan and Spain will injury or likely injure the domestic industry.

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