VIDEO: US rebar imports under the spotlight

The US Commerce Department's preliminary ruling in the rebar imports trade case appeared to be good news for Turkish and Mexican rebar exporters.

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But if the final decision in the trade case goes against Turkey and Mexico, then Spain seems to be ready to step in.

Stacy Irish from Steel First sister publication AMM in the USA, recently visited the UK office and explained the current state of play.

And some of our recent coverage, listed below, details the progress of the case in recent weeks and the responses from exporting countries.

  • Turkish long steel demand remains weak

    28 February 2014

    … Demand from the USA was expected to improve following the US Department
    of Commerce ruling that Turkish rebar exports can continue to enter…

  • Turkish rebar exporters welcome US ruling subsidy probe

    24 February 2014

    … duty (CVD) case against Turkish and Mexican exports of rebar on September 4 last year. But the country’s Department of Commerce has held that…

  • US Commerce Department finds no subsidies in Turkish rebar …

    21 February 2014

    … duty rates are de minimis, [the Commerce Department] will not… the trade
    complaint in September, alleging that Turkish rebar producers received…

  • US OCTG ruling may be bad omen, says Goldman Sachs

    21 February 2014

    … rebar imports, as rebar imports constitute only 14% of the US rebar market.”
    However, the ruling – the Commerce Department’s International Trade…

  • Mexico seeks ‘suspension agreement’ in US rebar trade case

    14 February 2014

    … in September 2013 against Mexican and Turkish rebar imports. The five
    petitioners in the case, filed with the Commerce Department and the…

  • Spanish rebar exporters watching US trade case against …

    10 February 2014

    … of rebar was set to arrive in the USA from Spain in January, according to the
    latest licence application data from the US Commerce Department, …

  • US rebar producers call for trade case deadline delay

    29 January 2014

    … are still submitting initial responses to [the commerce department’s]
    questionnaire and several … ruling in November that imports of rebar from Turkey…

  • US imports of Turkish rebar poised to surge in January

    24 January 2014

    … alone this month, according to data from the US Commerce Department’s
    Enforcement and … USA imported a total of 106,486 tonnes of rebar from all …

  • US rebar trade case driving imports from Spain

    13 January 2014

    In November, Spain shipped its first rebar to the United States since… data through
    January 7 from the US Commerce Department’s Enforcement and…

  • Turkish rebar mill rejects US ‘import surge’ claims

    20 December 2013

    … for Turkish rebar producer Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi AS
    (Icdas) said in a filing with the Commerce Department on December 18.