Traders are no more allowed to export long steel products from Iran

Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade has announced that traders will not be able to export long steel products from Iran. According to market sources; the Iranian government will only allow steel producers and the producers who have official representatives in foreign countries to export reinforcing bars, wire rods, angles and beams.  Read More

The program of the 80th meeting in Barcelona

Day 1: Sunday, April 7, 2019 19:00 – 22:00                        Welcome cocktail at Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona   Day 2: Monday, April 8, 2019 09:00 – 09:15                        Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS   09:15 – 10:15                          SESSION ONE –... Read More

Short Range Outlook : March 2019

Positive mood prevails in global long steel products market despite virus of protectionism The global long steel products market is currently in a positive mood amid good demand worldwide. Had there not been protectionist actions like additional tariffs, quotas or safeguard measures, the global business scenario would be much better. Protectionism is like a virus, expanding and... Read More

Ukraine revokes increase in scrap export duty

The Ukrainian parliament has revoked the bill increasing the export duty on scrap from €42/mt to €58/mt for a period of two years, according to local media sources. The parliament said that higher export duty on scrap would defend the interests of some market participants, while ignoring those of others.    Read More

Brazil notified WTO it will retaliate against EU following steel quotas

Brazil has officially notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) it will suspend export benefits for the European Union (EU). The notice follows an EU decision to impose a steel tariff quota for exceeding exports of certain steel products from several countries, including Brazil. Brazil told the WTO it intends to suspend export benefits for the EU for 30 days, although the affected... Read More

Ukraine increases scrap export duty for two years

The Ukrainian parliament has approved a bill to increase the export duty on scrap from €42/mt to €58/mt for a period of two years. In May 2018, the export duty rose from €30/mt to €42/mt for only one year.  Read More

Mexico to renew 15 percent import tariff

Mexico’s ministry of economy announced yesterday that it will renew a provisional 15 percent tariff against imports of several steel products from countries with which the nation does not have existing trade agreements. The tariff will last for six months, and apply to imports of slab, CRC, HRC, heavy plate and wire rod. The tariff previously expired on Jan. 31, 2019.  Read More

Canada exempts Mexico from safeguard measures on wire rod imports

Canadian finance minister Bill Morneau has exempted NAFTA ally Mexico from controversial safeguard measures on imports of energy tubular products and wire rod, as reported by Canada-based CBC News. Accordingly, the imports of these products from Mexico will no longer cost an extra 25 percent, effective as of February 2, 2019. The duties already paid by Mexican steel purchasers will... Read More

Short Range Outlook : February 2019

Price levels improve in global long steel products market despite uncertainties Prices in the global long steel products market are better compared to our last report, though there is a certain degree of uncertainty regarding how sustainable the current price levels are. The situation has gotten worse generally in terms of demand and supply, as there seems to be a general worsening... Read More

EU announces definitive safeguard measures on steel imports

The European Commission has announced final measures on steel imports. Accordingly, a tariff-rate quota will be applicable for the period February 2, 2019 to June 30, 2019, thereafter, for the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, and, thereafter, for the period July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The European Commission said that, since the duration of the measures is for over a... Read More

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