“The resolution of this Parts Train case is important and positive, but it is not a permanent solution to the problem of inferior, imported steel,” Dunstan said.

“We still need to do everything possible to keep this issue in the forefront with our elected officials in Washington, D.C., and with the Department of Commerce.”


The trade case, filed last August by six U.S. steel companies, including the U.S. Steel Corp., claimed illegal trade practices resulted in a 73 percent increase in hot-rolled steel exported into the United States from the seven countries.


According to information provided by United Steelworkers, imports from the seven countries during the period from January through May 2015 rose an additional 54 percent versus the same time period in 2014


 Minister Melanie Joly announced Tuesday the government is beginning its consultation process on the design of the controversial Victims of Communism memorial, and the department opened an online survey available from now until February 16 for input on Bucket Teeth whether and how the project might change.