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The U.S. Section 232 and 301 probes have made significant waves in global markets this year.

In March, the U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum of 25% and 10%, respectively, as part of the Section 232 probe.

Last year, the U.S. launched a Section 301 probe investigating Chinese trade practices, with particular focus on intellectual property. In recent months, trade tensions have ramped up — the recent announced “truce” in the trade war notwithstanding — between the two countries, which have exchanged sizable tariff threats.

As such, it’s been a tumultuous time for the world of metals, and you’re probably looking for more information with respect to these developments and what they mean for your business.

On June 6, MetalMiner Executive Editor Lisa Reisman will host a webinar delving into the aforementioned and much more, including short-term price outlooks for stainless steel, aluminum and carbon steel. She will also touch on techniques for managing risk in what can be volatile metals markets.

To register for the webinar — which will take place at 10:00 a.m. CDT, June 6 — visit this link to sign up.

Before we head into the extended Memorial Day weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and some of the stories here on MetalMiner:

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  • In case you missed it, if you’re looking for clarity on the latest Section 232 and Section 301 developments, plus short-term price outlooks for key metals markets, you’re in luck! MetalMiner Executive Editor Lisa Reisman is hosting a webinar June 6 on the aforementioned and much more (including strategies for mitigating risk vis-a-vis metals markets). You can find the registration link and more information here.
  • Domestic steel momentum has slowed down of late, writes MetalMiner’s Irene Martinez Canorea.
  • The resolution of stressed steel assets in India could have a transformative effect on the market, according to a new report.
  • The Balkan region might be a source of great growth in the coming years, writes MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns.
  • Burns takes a look at the state of productivity in the West.
  • The U.S. Department of the Interior published a finalized list of minerals deemed to be critical to the U.S. economy and national security.
  • Burns checks in on the U.S. and China’s trade talks.
  • Chinese mining operations in a disputed region of the Himalayas has some referring to the development as a “flashpoint” in the Sino-Indian relationship.
  • Steelmakers are enjoying a strong run, but the question is: how long can it last?

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