Estelle Tran

Estelle Tran

Associate editor at S&P Global Platts, reporting on market trends for steel sheet products, trade and aluminum. Photography and podcast enthusiast.

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US steelmakers rummaging in the trade case toolbox for imports relief

It took four years, but we might now know what former Nucor CEO Dan DiMicco meant in 2012 when he said Nucor was “exploring some very new and unique ways” of combating unfairly traded steel imports.

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Are Commerce actions showing Trump’s hand on trade deals?

Recent trade case announcements by the US Department of Commerce may offer clues as to how the Trump administration will handle the Section 232 investigation, which is looking into steel imports’ impact on national security.

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US steel industry relieved China retains nonmarket economy status

The 15th anniversary of China's accession to the World Trade Organization came and went on Sunday without any change in how the US will treat the country under antidumping duty laws -- to the relief of the US steel industry.

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US sheet steel market hits 'pause,' awaits clarity in circumvention case - Metals | Platts News Article & Story

Traders in the US sheet steel market have been canceling orders of Vietnamese cold-rolled and galvanized sheet, creating more uncertainty in a market that has been seeing weekly price erosion since late August.

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US mills file circumvention claim for Chinese sheet steel | Platts News Article & Story

Two US steelmakers requested Thursday that the US Department of Commerce find that China is circumventing antidumping and countervailing duties on cold-rolled steel coil and corrosion-resistant sheet by processing hot-rolled coil in Vietnam.

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US sheet steel buyers placing minimal orders as prices slide

Achievable spot prices for normal sheet orders remain somewhat nebulous in the US market, as buyers continue to place minimal orders, trying to minimize their exposure to inventory devaluation.

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US postpones preliminary antidumping rulings for cut-to-length steel plate - Metals | Platts News Article & Story

The US Department of Commerce on Thursday postponed its preliminary antidumping duty determination for nine of the 12 countries involved in an unfair trade case on cut-to-length steel plate, following a request by the domestic petitioners.

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US axes suspension agreement, to impose duties on Russian steel flat products

The US Department of Commerce sent notice to the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Friday that it will terminate the agreement suspending the antidumping investigation on certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon quality steel products, and as a result, dumping margins will be imposed.

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US issues final antidumping duties for hot-rolled coil steel from seven nations - Metals | Platts News Article & Story

The US Department of Commerce imposed final antidumping duties on hot-rolled coil steel imports from seven countries as well as higher subsidy rates on most producers from Brazil, South Korea and Turkey, it said Friday.

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Scaling the Mountain - City Guide - July 2016

There’s a lot happening in the area between the South Side and the Hilltop, and every time you visit, it seems a new business has cropped up. The communities around Mount Washington enjoy beautiful views of the city as well as parks, strong neighborhood associations and ethnic restaurants.

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Far Down the River - City Guide - July 2016

Pittsburgh loves its blue-collar industrial history, and at the heart of that are the communities that make up the Mon Valley. Where the Monongahela and Youghiogheny rivers meet is the beginning of a network of proud, tight-knit communities with lots of trails and woods to explore, plenty of fishing spots and — important for any community — a wealth of beloved soft-serve ice cream stands.

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Where 8 Meets 28 - City Guide - July 2016

The completed construction on Route 28 makes access to these northern neighborhoods a breeze — which is great because these boroughs increasingly are becoming destinations. The river communities that have been home to many families with histories in steel- and glass-making have a wealth of quaint, independent retail stores, restaurants and businesses, as well as much-loved libraries, festivals and community days enjoyed by locals since well before their neighborhoods were starting to buzz.

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US, Chinese companies respond to US Steel Section 337 filing - Metals | Platts News Article & Story

Multiple US and Chinese companies spoke out for and against US Steel's use of a Section 337 investigation to try to bar all Chinese carbon and alloy steel products from the US market, ahead of the US International Trade Commission's decision on whether to begin the investigation.

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US HDG steel market heating up, imports less attractive - Metals | Platts News Article & Story

Domestic prices for US hot-dip galvanized sheet jumped in April and looked to maintain pricing momentum in the near term, according to market sources. Import offers were also higher, but less attractive, because of long delivery times and uncertainty regarding availability and pricing.