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Trade Commission renews steel anti-dumping tariffs
Duties are applies to China, India and three others

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M.L. Schultze
Rolled steel is produced at Ohio mills including ArcelorMittal and AK Steel
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The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to keep anti- dumping tariffs on hot-rolled steel in effect until 2018. 

The duties apply to steel from China, India, Taiwan, Thailand and the Ukraine. All are accused of subsidizing their steel production to set up unfair competition for Ohio companies such as ArcelorMittal and AK Steel.

The tariffs originally were imposed in 2001 and renewed in 2007.

Both Ohio’s U.S. senators, Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown, applauded the decision, saying it will even the playing field for domestic producers.

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