All posts by Heather Outhuse

AD Investigation of Standard Steel Welded Wire Mesh from Mexico – ITC’s Final Determination

From Fred Waite and Kim Young, AWPA Counsel The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has made its final determination in the antidumping (AD) investigation of standard steel welded wire mesh from Mexico. By an unanimous vote, the ITC made an affirmative determination that the U.S. industry is materially injured by imports of dumped standard steel … Continue reading AD Investigation of Standard Steel Welded Wire Mesh from Mexico – ITC’s Final Determination

OSHA releases 2021 Regulatory Agenda

Agenda shows what’s on the horizon for OSHA Posted June 18, 2021 Summary by Reginald Whitaker, Oklahoma Steel & Wire, EHS Committee Chair for the American Wire Producers Association (AWPA) On June 11, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The Agenda … Continue reading OSHA releases 2021 Regulatory Agenda

AWPA Joins Big Steel Associations in Support of Infrastructure Legislation

The AWPA has signed onto an association coalition letter of both big steel and downstream steel manufacturers in support of infrastructure legislation.  This issue remains a focus of the AWPA government relations agenda for 2021.  We hope that you have or will contact your legislators about the importance of this issue for your companies, the … Continue reading AWPA Joins Big Steel Associations in Support of Infrastructure Legislation

The End of Section 232 Steel & Aluminum Tariffs with the EU?

Reuters has reported that one of the issues in the upcoming G7 Summit in Brussels will be the elimination of Section 232 Steel Tariffs, as indicated in language from a 7-page draft communique. “…the draft said: “We commit to work towards lifting before 1 December 2021 all additional/punitive tariffs on both sides linked to our … Continue reading The End of Section 232 Steel & Aluminum Tariffs with the EU?

Commerce Amends final dumping margins on AD order on carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Turkey

From Fred Waite and Kim Young, AWPA Counsel As the result of a decision by the US Court of International Trade (CIT), the US Department of Commerce (DOC) has amended the final dumping margins for Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S. (Icdas) and all other producers/exporters in the antidumping (AD) order on carbon … Continue reading Commerce Amends final dumping margins on AD order on carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Turkey

PRO Act Will Affect Your Company, Whether Unionized or Not

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, has passed the House of Representatives, and now waits for a vote in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has indicated to labor leaders that the bill will get a vote when it has 50 co-sponsors. It currently has 47. Pressure from labor groups … Continue reading PRO Act Will Affect Your Company, Whether Unionized or Not

US-EU Excess Steel and Aluminum Capacity Negotiations to Begin, EU Retaliatory Tariff Increases Delayed

European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and US Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced in a joint statement (below) that the United States and European Union would enter into discussions on global steel and aluminum excess capacity. As part of the agreement, the EU will delay doubling … Continue reading US-EU Excess Steel and Aluminum Capacity Negotiations to Begin, EU Retaliatory Tariff Increases Delayed

Section 232 Tariffs on Steel – CIT Decision in PrimeSource’s Appeal of Tariffs on Derivative Products

from Fred Waite and Kim Young, AWPA Counsel   A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court International Trade (CIT) has issued a decision in the appeal of Section 232 tariffs on so-called “derivative” steel products by PrimeSource Building Products Inc. In a 2-1 ruling, the CIT found that former President Trump had violated the deadlines … Continue reading Section 232 Tariffs on Steel – CIT Decision in PrimeSource’s Appeal of Tariffs on Derivative Products

OSHA Launches New National Emphasis Program

From the Metals Service Center Institute On March 19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a national emphasis program (NEP) that will focus the agency’s enforcement efforts on companies and specific industries that have demonstrated the highest risk of spread of COVID-19. The agency said the NEP seeks “to substantially reduce or eliminate coronavirus exposure … Continue reading OSHA Launches New National Emphasis Program

Administrative Review of AD Order on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Korea (2017/2019) – Final Results

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) published its final results in the administrative review of the antidumping (AD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Korea. The review covered one Korean producer / exporter during the period from October 31, 2017 through April 30, 2019. The DOC calculated a final weighted-average dumping … Continue reading Administrative Review of AD Order on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Korea (2017/2019) – Final Results