Price volatility, overcapacity, credit restrictions and trade barriers among issues facing long steel industry, but positive signs from global economy

The 69th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Istanbul, Turkey on September 22-24, 2013. There were 120 producer representatives amongst the 407 registered delegates from 49 different countries. Kim Marti was named as Chairman of IREPAS, replacing Ugur Dalbeler. Ioannis Meimaroglu, Chairman of the Raw Materials Suppliers’ Committee, confirmed that a record high number of 42 representatives attended... Read More

IREPAS 30th-year awards

Of the many deserving long-term contributors to the IREPAS community, several were awarded plaques at the gala dinner held at the 69th meeting, which marked the 30th anniversary of the foundation of IREPAS.  Read More

Kim Marti is named as Chairman of IREPAS

Kim Marti, Commercial Director of Celsa International, is named as the Chairman of IREPAS on the first day of the 69th IREPAS Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.  Marti replaces Ugur Dalbeler, CEO of Colakoglu Metalurji A.S., who has been Chairman of IREPAS since 2003. Kim Marti has been working for Celsa Group since 1990 in different commercial roles. Among the most recent of these roles was Commercial Director of Celsa UK 2003-2008, after which he... Read More

AD/CVD petitions against rebar imported to the US from Turkey and Mexico

The Rebar Trade Action Coalition in the US has filed an antidumping (AD) petition against steel concrete reinforcing bar imports from Turkey and Mexico and a countervailing duty (CVD) petition against steel concrete reinforcing bar imports from Turkey. The individual members of the Rebar Trade Action Coalition are listed herebelow: Byer Steel Corporation Cascade Steel Rolling Mills Inc. Commercial Metals Company Gerdau Ameristeel Inc. Nucor Corporation The... Read More

Opening session of the conference in Doha

SteelOrbis Spring 2013 Conference and the 68th IREPAS meeting started with the opening addresses by IREPAS Chairman Ugur Dalbeler and Qatar Steel Commercial Division Manager Ahmad Al Ansari, on March 4th, 2013 in Doha. The opening session of the conference continued with the following presentations: Keynote Speaker: Kim Marti Subirana, CELSA Group Commercial Director Global macroeconomics and long steel products market SESSION ONE – GCC and MENA... Read More

Overcapacity and protectionism to remain key issues in 2013

Overcapacity and protectionism to remain key issues in 2013 The 68th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Doha on March 3-5, 2013. There were 76 producer representatives amongst the 210 registered delegates from 60 different countries. Yusuf Guven, chairman of the IREPAS Raw Material Suppliers Committee, said that the iron ore inventory strategies implemented in China resulted in increased iron ore... Read More

Interview with IREPAS Chairman Mr.Ugur Dalbeler

IREPAS Chairman Mr. Ugur Dalbeler was interviewed during our 67th meeting in Munich. Please click here to watch the video  Read More

Achieving healthy margins is key

Achieving healthy margins is key The 67th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in Munich between September 30th and October 2nd, 2012. There were 80 producer representatives from amongst the 276 registered delegates from 37 different countries. Ioannis Meimaroglu, the chairman of the IREPAS Raw Material Suppliers Committee, said that steel mills have been trying to secure their orders before finalizing... Read More

Interview with IREPAS Chairman Ugur Dalbeler

IREPAS Chairman Mr. Ugur Dalbeler was interviewed during our 66th meeting in London. Please click here to watch the video  Read More

IREPAS : Market starts to gain stability

The 66th meeting of IREPAS (International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held in London on April 1-3, 2012. There were 81 producer representatives amongst the 289 registered delegates from 38 different countries. Michael Setterdahl, the chairman of the IREPAS Traders’ Committee, stated that traders are now increasingly seeing more regionalization in trade. Traders see the trade to North Africa as quiet, while demand coming from the... Read More

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