Short Range Outlook : June 2017

Exporting countries under pressure amid protectionism and increased capacities in traditional import markets The supply-demand balance in the global long steel products market has been worsening over the last few weeks. Protective actions such as antidumping and countervailing duty (CVD) cases and import taxes, coupled with increasing capacities in some traditional import markets, have put export-dependent countries in a difficult situation. Protective... Read More

68th IREPAS Interviews

Interview with Rebar&Wire Rod Suppliers Committee Chairman Mr. Kim Marti :   Interview with Traders Committee Chairman Mr. Michael Setterdahl :  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

Interview with Traders Committee Chairman Michael Setterdahl

IREPAS Traders Committee Chairman Michael Setterdahl was interviewed at our 68th meeting in Doha, Qatar.  Read More

Interview with Rebar&Wire Rod Suppliers Committee Chairman Kim Marti

IREPAS Rebar & Wire Rod Suppliers Committee Chairman Kim Marti was interviewed during our 68th meeting in Doha, Qatar.  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

Qatar issues guidelines for rebar imports

Qatar’s Ministry of Environment has announced guidelines regarding reinforcing bar imports to improve the quality of building and construction materials in the country. Accordingly, Qatar has banned imports of reinforcing bars below grade 500, and made mandatory a labaratory test report to import the construction steels. The Ministry announced to accept only those issued by the ISO 17025-certified laboratories with three month validity as... Read More

Next Destination : Doha

Our 68th Meeting will be held on March 3rd to 5th, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel in Doha, Qatar, in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Spring’13 Conference. Other details will be announced soon.  Read More

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