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  • BTI exits nonferrous trading due to MF Global exposure Jul 06, 2012

    BTI Bulk Trading International SA will stop trading nonferrous metals this month as a result of its exposure to bankrupt London Metal Exchange broker MF Global Inc., a company executive told AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin.

  • ITC nominee Broadbent gets Senate committee's OK Jul 03, 2012

    The Senate Finance Committee has voted to approve Meredith Broadbent, a senior advisor at Washington think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies, as a member of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

  • ITA sets dumping-duty liability for aluminum extrusions from China Jul 03, 2012

    The ITA has preliminarily determined in the changed circumstances review of aluminum extrusions from China that Guangdong Zhongya Aluminum Co. Ltd. is the successor-in-interest to Zhaoqing New Zhongya Aluminum Co. Ltd. and will have the same dumping-duty liability of 33.28 percent.

  • ITA issues final results in review of folding tables, chairs from China Jul 03, 2012

    The ITA has issued its final results in the anti-dumping duty administrative review of folding metal tables and chairs from China for the June 1, 2010, to May 31, 2011, period of review.

  • ITA amends results in review of hand tools from China Jul 03, 2012

    The ITA has amended the final results in the anti-dumping duty review on heavy forged hand tools from China for the Feb. 1, 2003, to Jan. 30, 2004, period of review.

  • SeAH Steel Corp. appealing aspects of ITA finding on non-alloy steel pipe Jul 03, 2012

    SeAH Steel Corp. is appealing certain aspects of a final determination by the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) concerning the 18th administrative review of the anti-dumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from South Korea, according to a filing with the U.S. Court of International Trade.

  • Bulk ferrous scrap prices to Turkey inch up Jun 27, 2012

    U.S. ferrous scrap export prices strengthened further this week after four bulk cargoes were sold to Turkey at prices some $2 to $3 per tonne higher than those reported last week.

  • Ohio measure slams alleged currency manipulator China Jun 25, 2012

    Ohio lawmakers have moved forward in their efforts to urge President Obama to label China a currency manipulator.

  • Concerns linger after TPP invites extended Jun 25, 2012

    Talks aimed at moving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) forward appear to have gained traction as Canada and Mexico were invited to join the talks last week, but some remain skeptical of the program.

  • ITA amends margins vs. Chinese hand trucks Jun 14, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has amended the final results in its anti-dumping administrative review of hand trucks from China for Dec. 1, 2005, to Nov. 30, 2006.

  • North America entering dawn of ‘golden age’ of natural gas Jun 05, 2012

    Low natural gas prices should see gas generate as much electricity as coal in the United States by 2017 as North America enters a "golden age" of natural gas production, according to a recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

  • Metals jobs rise, but overall growth slows Jun 04, 2012

    Mines, metals producers and fabricators all added jobs during May, helping to boost the nation’s manufacturing employment base by 0.5 percent from April, according to not-seasonally-adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, overall U.S. job numbers were markedly weaker.

  • Obama launches initiative to fund manufacturing jobs May 31, 2012

    The Obama administration has launched a $26-million initiative to use public-private partnerships to foster job growth in manufacturing.

  • ITA nixes provision revoking duties after zero margins May 30, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has eliminated a provision that revokes duty rates for individual exporters/producers after they receive a rate of zero for three consecutive years in anti-dumping duty cases and a rate of zero for five consecutive years in countervailing duty cases.

  • Metal shipments, new orders mixed in April May 29, 2012

    Primary and fabricated metal shipments and new orders showed mixed moves in April, falling slightly from March but rising year on year.

  • Stainless steel sink imports from China hurt domestic industry: CITT May 25, 2012

    The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has determined that dumped and subsidized imports of certain stainless steel sinks from China have caused injury to the domestic industry, and the Canada Border Services Agency will start collecting duties on the product.

  • ITA intiates anti-dumping duty reviews May 25, 2012

    The ITA is initiating anti-dumping duty administrative reviews on imports of certain steel threaded rod, magnesium metal and front-seating service valves from April 1, 2011, to March 31, 2012.

  • ITA initiates circumvention inquiry May 23, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is initiating an inquiry to determine whether imports of uncovered innerspring units from China are circumventing an anti-dumping duty order.

  • Trade law enforcement an issue for wire sector May 23, 2012

    Uneven U.S. trade law enforcement remains a top concern of wire industry participants, according to Leggett & Platt government policy and legal affairs strategist Amy DeArmond.

  • ‘Meaningful’ indicators point to global recovery: analyst May 22, 2012

    The 24-hour news cycle might be projecting another global recession in the near term, but most macroeconomic indicators are actually pointing to modest growth in both the immediate future and years ahead, according to Clare W. Zempel, principal at Fox Point, Wis.-based economic analysis firm Zempel Strategic.

  • Mining engineering facing big hurdles May 17, 2012

    Funding and a lack of qualified teachers are the biggest obstacles to keeping the U.S. mining engineering industry alive, the head of the University of Arizona’s Department of Mining and Geological Engineering told AMM Wednesday in an interview ahead of the Copper Club’s annual dinner in Phoenix.

  • Metals production, utilization rates increase in April May 16, 2012

    Metals fabricators and primary metals producers saw capacity utilization rates increase last month, along with the indices for industrial production, the Federal Reserve Board said Wednesday.

  • Senate to vote on Ex-Im Bank bill May 10, 2012

    The Senate was set to vote Thursday on a bill to expand funding to the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

  • House to vote on increase in Ex-Im Bank lending cap May 08, 2012

    The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote Wednesday on a bill that would increase the lending cap of the U.S. Export-Import Bank before a May 31 deadline.

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