Short Range Outlook : July 2021

Global longs market still positive overall despite logistical costs and delays Overall, the global long steel products market still looks positive, supported by strong demand, even though business has become more difficult due to higher logistical costs and time delays in getting goods from one place to another. Exporters are all under pressure due to the increase in freight costs. Container shipments are also very problematic. The only steel moving... Read More

Russia approves steel export taxes

The steel export tax initiative in Russia was approved by the Russian authorities late on June 25.  The measure, suggested as a means to curb the rapid price increases for steel in the local market in Russia, will be imposed for the period from August 1 to December 31 this year. The base export rate is 15 percent and each product will be subject to a specific duty component in US dollars per metric ton. This will be calculated depending on the product... Read More

Ukraine extends export duty on ferrous scrap for next five years

On May 14th, Ukrainian president Mr Zelensky signed the law extending the duty on the export of ferrous scrap for the next five years, effective from May 15, 2021, to September 15, 2026. “This document extends the period of validity of the export duty rate of €58/mt for waste and scrap of ferrous metals for five years – until September 15, 2026. Such conditions have been created to prevent a shortage of ferrous scrap in Ukraine, which... Read More

Ukraine extends export duty on ferrous scrap

The Ukrainian government has decided to extend the duty on the export of ferrous scrap for the next five years. Accordingly, on April 27 the Ukrainian parliament welcomed and expressed its full support for a five-year extension of the duty on the export of ferrous scrap at the current level, i.e. at €58/mt.  Read More

Russia amends scrap export restrictions

At the end of December, the Russian authorities approved the amendment to the existing export restrictions in the steel scrap segment. The export tax for ferrous scrap has remained at the five percent level, but the minimal equivalent has been increased from €5/mt to €45/mt. The renewed restriction will be valid for 180 days from the moment the official document comes into force. Some sources stated that the duty will be valid for export shipments... Read More

Ukrainian president approves scrap export duty increase

The Ukrainian parliament (Rada) has announced that Ukraine’s president Mr.Petro Poroshenko has approved the bill to increase the export duty on steel scrap from €42/mt to €58/mt for two years until 2021. In early March, the Ukrainian parliament had approved the bill to increase the export duty on scrap, though it revoked it in the following days.  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

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

Argentina imposes 12 percent tariff on all exports, including steel

The Argentinian government has imposed a tariff on all exports, including steel products, according to a notice published this week at the country’s official gazette. The move aims to help Argentina meet its fiscal goals, following an increased devaluation of the Argentinian Peso (ARS) devaluation and a high public deficit. Argentina imposed a 12 percent tariff over “all products included in the Mercosur HTS codes.” Argentina said the tariff... Read More

Ukraine approves temporary rise in scrap export duty

Ukraine’s parliament has approved the bill to increase the export duty on scrap from €30/mt to €42/mt for a period of one year. The proposed bill had been aiming to impose the increase in export duty on scrap until September 2021. The draft law was submitted to the parliament in April.  Read More

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