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Casualty of Section 232: India becomes steel dumping ground as imports from China, Japan, and South Korea spike

6 August 2018. India appears to have become a dumping ground for steel makers from not just China but also Japan and South Korea. Countries are diverting supplies from the U.S. and the E.U. in massive volumes to escape the impact…

China continues its massive environmental reform in Shandong province, cutting steel and coke production by 2020

5 August 2018. China’s Shandong province has unveiled new targets to cut steel and coal production capacity, eliminate outdated aluminium smelters, and switch to cleaner energy as part of China’s nationwide anti-pollution initiative. Shandong’s Environmental Protection Bureau said that it would…

With consolidation on the horizon, related policies will need to be personalized in order to be effective

China’s rationalization of its steel industry has taken a step further by instituting a personalized approach to output cuts. With environmental regulation still as their spearhead, authorities have elected to drop a “one-size-fits-all” approach—requiring steel producers to cut as much…