Supreme Court Denies AIIS Appeal

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court ruled that it will not consider the appeal by the American Institute for International Steel (AIIS), Kurt Orban Partners, and Sim-Tex which challenged the constitutionality of the Section 232 statute.  Previously, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the decision of the U.S. Court of International Trade … Continue reading Supreme Court Denies AIIS Appeal

301 Tariffs: Notice of Additional Product Exclusions

Friday, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice of several additional product exclusions from List 4A of the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China. The USTR notice is here: https://www.awpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Section-301-on-China-List-4A-New-Exclusions-12-June-2020.pdf There is one steel product on the list – Round wire of nonalloy steel, hot-dipped galvanized with zinc, containing by … Continue reading 301 Tariffs: Notice of Additional Product Exclusions

Sunset Review of AD Order on Steel Wire Rod from China – ITC Final Determination (First Review)

On June 3, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) made an affirmative determination in the sunset review of the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on carbon and certain alloy wire rod from China. The ITC unanimously determined that revocation of these orders would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of material injury … Continue reading Sunset Review of AD Order on Steel Wire Rod from China – ITC Final Determination (First Review)

Annual Meeting Speaker Sponsorship: Thank you to Optimus Steel!

Thank you to Optimus Steel for supporting the upcoming Annual Meeting. Optimus is sponsoring our economic speaker, Mr. Bernard Baumohl. Mr. Baumohl will have the latest on economic developments for the global economy and manufacturing. Located in Beaumont, Texas, Optimus Steel produces a wide range of high-quality Wire Rods, Coiled Rebar, and Billets. Throughout the … Continue reading Annual Meeting Speaker Sponsorship: Thank you to Optimus Steel!

PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMTION EXPANDING STEEL TARIFFS COVERS ONLY NAILS AND BUMPER STAMPINGS

With the release of the Annexes to the Presidential Proclamation issued late Friday, January 24, we now know that only the products noted in the proclamation have been added to the steel tariff coverage.  While the proclamation outlined the criteria for coverage – that criteria was applied only to nails and bumper stampings.  Nail products … Continue reading PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMTION EXPANDING STEEL TARIFFS COVERS ONLY NAILS AND BUMPER STAMPINGS

PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION ADDS PRODUCTS TO STEEL TARIFF PROGRAM

Late Friday night, the White House issued a Presidential Proclamation expanding the scope of the Steel and Aluminum tariffs imposed under Section 232. The Proclamation imposes tariffs on products derived from steel and aluminum which have surged since the imposition of the original 25% Steel tariffs and 10% Aluminum tariffs.  However, the Annexes which will … Continue reading PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION ADDS PRODUCTS TO STEEL TARIFF PROGRAM

Earlybird and Hotel Deadline for Annual Meeting is Monday: Are You Registered?

If you haven’t yet registered to attend the Annual Meeting – don’t wait! The deadline for the best value is Monday. Register here. The speaker line up for the meeting is filling out. Here’s some of who we’ll be hearing from next month. Election and Legislative Update Lisa James Partner, Gordon C. James Public Relations … Continue reading Earlybird and Hotel Deadline for Annual Meeting is Monday: Are You Registered?

Member News: Traxit International Acquired by Kluber Lubricants

Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG, Munich, Germany acquired the TRAXIT International GmbH, Schwelm, Germany. With this acquisition TRAXIT Group becomes a further division of the Klüber Lubrication Group. TRAXIT provides the wire drawing industry with a complete range of lubricants to suit all types of wire for all applications for 139 years. From … Continue reading Member News: Traxit International Acquired by Kluber Lubricants