Category Archives: Trade and Tariffs

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

301 Tariff COVID-19 Related Exclusions Extended

On March 5, USTR formally extended the last remaining batch of Section 301 tariff exclusions on health-related COVID-19 response products through Sept. 30. Those exclusions had last been extended on December 29, 2020 through March 31 by then-US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. USTR’s tariff notice did not reference any additional tariff extensions, including others that … Continue reading 301 Tariff COVID-19 Related Exclusions Extended

Commerce Secretary Praises Section 232 Tariffs as Biden Administration Outlines Trade Agenda

Reprinted from Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) As S&P Global Platts reported last week, when asked about the Trump administration Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said they had been “effective.” Raimondo also noted, however, that the Biden administration will “review of all of these policies and … Continue reading Commerce Secretary Praises Section 232 Tariffs as Biden Administration Outlines Trade Agenda

US Metal Manufacturers and Users to Secretary Raimondo: Data Show Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Hurt American Companies

The Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users (CAMMU), representing more than 30,000 U.S. manufacturing companies and over one million American workers, released a letter today to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo providing data showing the continuing ineffectiveness of, and damage from, the Trump administration’s Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Secretary … Continue reading US Metal Manufacturers and Users to Secretary Raimondo: Data Show Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Hurt American Companies

Administrative Review of AD Order on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico (2018/2019) – Preliminary Results

From Fred Waite and Kim Young, AWPA Counsel Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) published its preliminary results in the administrative review of the antidumping (AD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico. The review originally covered five Mexican producers/exporters during the period from October 1, 2018 through September 30, … Continue reading Administrative Review of AD Order on Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico (2018/2019) – Preliminary Results