The World Trade Organization (WTO) has closed two dispute cases brought by Canada and Mexico over the United States’ Section 232 steel and aluminium tariffs following a collective settlement.
Canada and Mexico, along with the European Union and several other nations, opened dispute consultations with the US at the WTO in June 2018. Section 232 tariffs remain in place against the EU and the region’s dispute consultation at the WTO remains open.
The volume of foreign steel licensed for delivery to the US increased in June, rising by 8.5% to 2.45 million tonnes from 2.26 million tonnes in June 2018.
Fastmarkets’ steel hot-rolled coil index, fob mill US, was calculated at $27.35 per cwt ($547 per short ton) on July 10, down by 24.5% from $36.21 per cwt at the start of this year and off by 40.3% from the nearly 10-year peak of $45.84 per cwt in early July 2018.