Carbon Rod Antidumping Order Preliminary Exclusions

By Fred Waite, AWPA Counsel Exclusion for Value Spring Quality Rod from Korea The US Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its initiation of and preliminary results in the changed circumstances review regarding the requested exclusion of valve spring quality wire rod from the antidumping (AD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from … Continue reading Carbon Rod Antidumping Order Preliminary Exclusions

US China Trade Negotiations Proceed

Linda Dempsey, NAM Vice President, International Economic Affairs After a brief lull since late February, US-China in-person negotiations resumed last week with a “lightning round” of negotiations in Beijing and a parallel round of talks in Washington this week, both focused heavily on bilateral text for potential bilateral agreement. NAM sources indicate that these discussions, … Continue reading US China Trade Negotiations Proceed

Is the US/Mexican Border Closed for Trade?

Material provided by the NAM US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on March 27 announced plans to temporarily reassign border agents from specific areas (under field offices in San Diego, Tucson, El Paso and Laredo) to assist border patrol processing facilities “to process, care for, and transport individuals in custody.”  While operational details about the … Continue reading Is the US/Mexican Border Closed for Trade?

Trade Court Rebuffs Challenge to Trump’s Steel Duties

From Law360 A US Court of International Trade tribunal rejected a bid to undo President Donald Trump’s 25 percent tariff on steel imports, ruling that the Cold War-era law used to install the levy does not violate the US Constitution’s separation of powers. The 2-1 decision by the special three-judge CIT shut down a suit … Continue reading Trade Court Rebuffs Challenge to Trump’s Steel Duties

Breakfast at Interwire May 15 – Register Today

AWPA’s Breakfast at Interwire will be held May 15th, from 7 am to 9:30 am, in room 404/405 of the Georgia World Congress Center, alongside Wire Association International’s Interwire trade show. While you are in Atlanta, take a morning and meet with steel wire industry colleagues and customers. You’ll leave with the latest information, and … Continue reading Breakfast at Interwire May 15 – Register Today

Save the Date for Breakfast at Interwire – May 15

Be sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming Breakfast at Interwire. it’s a great opportunity to meet with AWPA members mid-year, and get the latest information on the industry and the economy.  We begin and end early, so you’ll have plenty of time to hit the exhibition floor afterward. Registration information for this breakfast … Continue reading Save the Date for Breakfast at Interwire – May 15

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Electronic Reporting of Injuries and Illnesses

To protect worker privacy, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is amending the recordkeeping regulation by rescinding the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301. These establishments will continue to be required to maintain those records on-site, and OSHA will continue to obtain … Continue reading OSHA Issues Final Rule on Electronic Reporting of Injuries and Illnesses

Analysis of Shipments and Market Share for November 2018

The AWPA Analysis of Shipments and Market Share through November has been posted on the AWPA website at www.awpa.org.   Click on Resources/Facts and Statistics, Log in and select the format you prefer, excel or pdf. You may remember that data from Commerce has been delayed due to the government shutdown in December and January. We … Continue reading Analysis of Shipments and Market Share for November 2018