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US steel producers, pipe and tube manufacturers, trade organizations and union workers gathered at Capitol Hill in Washington DC to meet with lawmakers on Wednesday July 10, urging action on legislation aimed at bolstering US trade remedy laws to curb “unfair trade practices.”

The US government will impose tariffs on steel and aluminium shipped from Mexico that were made elsewhere, in a bid to curb trans-shipment and excess production, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday July 10, a move widely applauded by the pair of metals industries

Norway-based aluminium producer Hydro and German car manufacturer Porsche signed a long-term agreement on Tuesday July 9 for supply of low-carbon aluminium to further decarbonize the supply chain of Porsche’s sports cars. The agreement follows the letter of intent signed in April

The Indonesian government is looking to ease its export ban on bauxite, sources familiar with the matter have told Fastmarkets

Russia’s war against Ukraine is using millions of copper-containing shells, which has increased demand for the red metal, sources told Fastmarkets

After an extended consultation, Fastmarkets is launching a new proposal to amend specifications of its MB-STE-0782 steel billet export, fob ports Iran and MB-STE-0781 steel slab export, fob ports Iran assessments.

Here are the key takeaways from market participants on scrap metal prices, market confidence, inventory and more from our July survey

A new incentive program for companies with large investments in Argentina might unlock the country’s mining potential in the medium term, market participants recently told Fastmarkets

Domestic US magnesium production will be financially competitive in the future, even without the country’s long-standing anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese imports, according to the chief executive officer of a developing producer based in California

Fastmarkets has corrected its assessment for MB-CU-0403 copper grade A cathode premium, cif Shanghai, which was published incorrectly due to a reporter’s error on Thursday June 27. Fastmarkets’ database has been updated.

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