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March 2018 | Stainless Steels

Trade dynamics causing concern: Latest Analysis

Looking at concrete numbers, the USA imported around 1 million tonnes of stainless steel last year (both semi-finished and finished material).

As is the case in the carbon steel, much of the talk in the global stainless industry over the past month has been related to the imposition of import duties on steel products in the USA under the Section 232 Act. The duties, amounting to 25% on almost all imports of steel, including stainless steel, came into effect last week although, at least temporarily, some countries...


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