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2018.06.21 Department of Commerce Grants First Product Exclusion Requests from Section 232 Tariffs on Steel Imports

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has begun granting its first product exclusions from the Section 232 tariffs on imports of steel. “This first set of exclusions confirm what we have said from the beginning – that we are taking a balanced approach that […]

2016.03.22 How to clean and maintain stainless steel

No matter the style of a homeowner’s kitchen, be it modern, traditional or farmhouse, stainless steel appliances can add a pop of shine and a touch of class. Proponents of stainless steel appliances note their easy maintenance, stylish look and durability. Plus, the neutral tone of stainless steel helps it blend in with just about […]


Much of the excess has been created by over investment in steelmaking capacity in China, to levels way beyond internal demand. This oversupply was translated into significant quantities of the excess material being exported, in recent years, at highly competitive prices. As a result, the MEPS world average, US dollar denominated, steel price has declined […]

2015.08.11 Are Nickel Prices Ready For A Turnaround? HSBC Thinks so

Rising London Metal Exchange nickel inventories have been taken as a bearish sign for the future path of refined nickel prices, while appearing to run counter to the long running narrative that says the Indonesian export ban introduced in early 2014 will eventually lead to a shortage of nickel ore for Chinese nickel-pig iron production and, hence, […]