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  • Letter to the Editor: Commerce misses mark on strategic raw materials May 02, 2012

    The White House’s new initiative, titled a National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security, recently took small steps forward with a roundtable—sponsored by the Commerce Department and White House National Science and Technology Council—on the important topic of the strategic materials needed by our nation in its supply chain in times of peace and war.

  • ITC to review duty orders on flat steel products Apr 20, 2012

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will conduct a third full five-year review to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty order on corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from South Korea and the anti-dumping duty orders on the same product from Germany and South Korea would likely lead to injury to the domestic industry.

  • ITA amends results on Chinese tapered roller bearings Apr 20, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is amending the final results of its administrative review on the anti-dumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished, from China, citing a ministerial error in the calculation of the duty margin for producer/exporter Changshan Peer Bearing Co. Ltd.

  • Tubing pup joints facing duties Apr 13, 2012

    The Canada Border Services Agency will collect anti-dumping and countervailing duties on tubing pup joints from China following a Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) ruling.

  • Kazakh metal investments needed: minister Apr 12, 2012

    Kazakhstan will need investments of some $15 billion in the mining and metallurgical sector over the next few years to support its rapidly growing oil and gas industry, a top government official told AMM.

  • US calls for WTO meeting over Airbus subsidies Apr 02, 2012

    The United States is calling for a World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body meeting to address the European Union’s failure to end alleged illegal subsidies to Airbus SAS.

  • Manufacturing sector still growing: ISM Apr 02, 2012

    U.S. manufacturing grew in March for the 32nd consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

  • Nucor executives take aim at EPA, NLRB Mar 21, 2012

    Nothing is getting done on Capitol Hill, according to Jennifer Diggins, director of public affairs at Nucor Corp., but the administration is keeping busy, in some cases making it more difficult and costly for manufacturing industries to meet a series of mandates.

  • TMK Ipsco to start threading plant in late '12 Mar 20, 2012

    TMK Ipsco plans to start operations at a new pipe-threading plant in Edmonton, Alberta, in late 2012.

  • Lawmakers press Obama to tackle China trade practices Mar 19, 2012

    A group of 188 lawmakers has urged President Obama to address China’s alleged unfair trade practices, which they say are hurting the U.S. auto industry.

  • ITA delays decision on Chinese crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells Mar 16, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has delayed by 30 days to May 16 its preliminary determination in an anti-dumping duty investigation of imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells from China from April 1 to Sept. 30, 2011, at the request of the petitioner, SolarWorld Industries America Inc.

  • Canada, Mexico drive up January steel exports Mar 16, 2012

    Steel mill product exports from U.S. ports rose to 1.14 million tonnes in January, led by increased shipments to Canada and Mexico.

  • CME chief to step down in December Mar 12, 2012

    CME Group Inc. chief executive offer Craig Donohue will step down at year-end when his contract expires, the exchange announced Monday. He has held the post since 2004.

  • WTO rules in US’ favor over Boeing subsidies Mar 12, 2012

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled in favor of the United States over claims by the European Union that it gave illegal subsidies to Boeing Co.

  • ITA extends deadline on Chinese diamond sawblade imports review Mar 12, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is extending by 40 days to May 14 the deadline for the final results of its anti-dumping duty administrative review of imports of diamond sawblades and parts from China from Jan. 23, 2009, to Oct. 31, 2010.

  • Iron and steel trade deficit grew by 66% in Jan. Mar 09, 2012

    The U.S. iron and steel mill product trade deficit grew by 66 percent to $400 million in January, after an 18-percent rise in imports outpaced a 1.4-percent rise in exports compared with December.

  • ITC expedites review of duty orders on stainless bar, foundry coke Mar 05, 2012

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted Monday to expedite a five-year review of the anti-dumping duty orders on stainless steel bar from Brazil, India, Japan and Spain and foundry coke from China.

  • ITA extends deadline on Chinese roller bearings Mar 02, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has extended by 120 days to June 29 the deadline for the preliminary results of its administrative review of tapered roller bearings from China.

  • Senators call for trade zone rejections Mar 01, 2012

    Two lawmakers have called on the Commerce Department to reject three foreign-trade subzone requests that they say could hurt U.S. silicon metal producers by giving preferential treatment to Chinese and Russian imports.

  • ITA calls for review requests on multiple products Feb 29, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has issued a notice inviting interested parties to request by March 30 a number of anti-dumping administrative reviews for the March 1, 2011, to Feb. 29, 2012, period.

  • ITA to review duties on pipe from Germany Feb 29, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) will initiate a third sunset review in April to determine whether revocation of the anti-dumping duty on seamless pipe and pressure pipe from Germany would likely lead to continued material injury to the domestic industry.

  • ITA assigns anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel nails Feb 29, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has assigned weighted-average anti-dumping duties ranging from 3.8 percent to 78.27 percent on imports of certain steel nails with a shaft length of up to 12 inches from various companies in China and an all-other margin of 118.04 percent.

  • ITA makes preliminary determination on Chinese garment hangers Feb 29, 2012

    The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) has made a preliminary determination in its second administrative anti-dumping duty review of steel wire garment hangers from China that some companies continued to sell at less than normal value during the period of review.

  • FTC settles with pipe fittings supplier, charges two others Feb 28, 2012

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said it has formally settled charges with one U.S. supplier of ductile iron pipe fittings that allegedly engaged in illegal anti-competitive practices to protect its market share.

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