USW Praises DOC for Duties on Hot-Rolled Steel Imports

MAR 15, 2016 Preliminary antidumping order hits steel imports from seven countries Contact: Gary Hubbard, 202-256-8125; Roy Houseman, 202-778-4384; Pittsburgh (March 15) – The United Steelworkers (USW) union today commended the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) for its preliminary decision to place antidumping duties on unfairly traded hot-rolled flat steel from seven countries. The trade case, filed by six U.S. steel companies last August, charges producers in Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom with violating international trade regulations by improperly subsidizing their steel producers and by

Steelworkers Condemn WTO Decision as Another Direct Attack on American Manufacturing

MAR 11, 2016 Contact: Roy Houseman 202-778-3312, Pittsburgh (March 11) – United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today after a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel released a decision regarding tariffs imposed by the United States against Korea for illegally dumping and subsidizing the sale of residential washing machines in the United States at sub-market prices. The WTO ruled that the implementation of U.S. law in this case was not compliant with WTO obligations. The original case against Korea’s illegal and unfair trade practices was brought by the Whirlpool Corp. on in December of 2011. The tariffs were imposed aft

USW Lauds USDOC Duties on Cold-Rolled Steel

MAR 02, 2016 Preliminary Anti-dumping order on imports from seven countries Contacts: Gary Hubbard: (202) 256-8125; Wayne Ranick: (412) 562-2444; Washington (Mar. 1) – The United Steelworkers (USW) applauded a preliminary determination of an anti-dumping investigation announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) that places duty orders on imports of cold-rolled flat steel products from Brazil, China, India, Korea, Russia, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Leo W. Gerard, USW International President declared: “Today’s decision comes as welcome news to the steelworkers at American steel mills who produce cold-rolled flat steel products. I

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