Category Archives: Trade and Tariffs

Govt Affairs Conference: USTR General Counsel to Speak on Tariffs

New Trade Speaker Confirmed! Greta Peisch is the General Counsel for the Office of the US Trade Representative. Ms. Peisch has wide experience in the trade arena, having served as Senior International Trade Counsel on the Senate Finance Committee for Chairman Wyden since 2015 and previously, serving in USTR’s Office of the General Counsel, including … Continue reading Govt Affairs Conference: USTR General Counsel to Speak on Tariffs

Administrative Review of AD Order on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico (2018/2019) – DOC’s Amended Final Results

From Fred Waite and Kim Young, AWPA Counsel Today, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) amended its final results in the administrative review of the antidumping (AD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico. The amended final results covered three Mexican producers / exporters, and the period of review is October … Continue reading Administrative Review of AD Order on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico (2018/2019) – DOC’s Amended Final Results

CBP Country of Origin Ruling on Stainless Steel Wire

From Fred Waite and Kim Young, AWPA Counsel US Customs and Border Patrol has issued a ruling on the country of origin of stainless steel wire produced from wire rod from South Korea, Taiwan, or India.  The cold-drawing and annealing of the rod takes place in Australia, and the party requesting the ruling (Aqseptence Group, … Continue reading CBP Country of Origin Ruling on Stainless Steel Wire

Standard Steel Welded Wire Mesh from Mexico – Issuance of AD Order

From Fred Waite and Kim Young,  AWPA Counsel Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) published the antidumping (AD) order on standard steel welded wire mesh from Mexico. The order confirms the following AD margins: Aceromex S.S. de C.V.                 23.04%.                    Adjusted for countervailing duty offset, the AD deposit rate is 22.01%. Deacero … Continue reading Standard Steel Welded Wire Mesh from Mexico – Issuance of AD Order

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

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

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

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