EU suspends all duties and quotas on Ukrainian imports for one year

The European Council has stated that it has adopted a regulation allowing for temporary trade liberalization and other trade concessions with regard to certain Ukrainian products. All import duties on Ukrainian goods are suspended for one year. In addition, all antidumping duties and safeguard measures on Ukrainian products are also lifted.  Read More

Short Range Outlook : May 2022

Global longs market faces challenges and uncertainties amid ongoing war in Ukraine Some oversupply is observed here and there in the global long steel products market. The market situation is getting worse. In particular, there is a vacuum in Western markets due to the war in Ukraine. Price hikes were very rapid and very steep, which could be a reason. Energy prices have negatively impacted manufacturing, especially in Europe. Inflation is another... Read More

The program of the 86th meeting in Istanbul

Day 1: Sunday, May 29,2022 19:00 – 22:00                   Welcome cocktail at Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus Istanbul   Day 2: Monday, May 30, 2022 09:00 – 09:15                   Welcome address by Chairman of IREPAS   09:15 – 10:00                    SESSION ONE: Critical changes in global long steel markets - Long products market outlook Overview of global construction... Read More

Short Range Outlook : April 2022

War in Ukraine a major gamechanger for global longs market The war in Ukraine has changed sentiment in the global long steel products market as well as fundamentally altering the flow of raw materials and finished products almost overnight. There is more demand than secure supply in the market. Before the war, the expectations were that demand would determine the direction of prices, contrary to 2021 when supply was the driving factor. Today, however,... Read More

Short Range Outlook : March 2022

Global longs market at unprecedented juncture after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine The global long steel products market has entered a new and completely unprecedented situation as a result of the war in Ukraine. The current situation means one of the largest suppliers of many raw and semi-processed materials will be completely excluded from the market for an unforeseeable period of time, with the consequences being almost impossible to predict at... Read More

Mexico extends antidumping duty on Ukrainian wire rod imports for five more years

Mexico’s economy secretariat, SE, extended existing anti-dumping (AD) duties over the imports of Ukrainian wire rod for five more years. SE said imports of the product, which falls under HS codes 7213.91.03 and 7213.99.99, will continue to be subject to a 41 percent AD levy. The decision follows a request from domestic producers Ternium Mexico, Deacero and TA 2000, formerly known as Talleres y Aceros, in August 2020. The extended antidumping duties... Read More

Ukraine increases export duty on ferrous scrap significantly

On December 2, 2021, Ukraine increased the export duty for steel scrap to €180/mt from the previously valid €58/mt. Earlier, there had been an initiative to raise the tax to €200/mt but the final rate was approved at a lower level. Ukraine-based steel producers had been lobbying for the export tax imposition and its gradual increase for some years now, claiming that strong export activity harms their costs and margins, while preference should... Read More

85th IREPAS meeting : Markets have never been better, great time to be in steel business

The  85th meeting of IREPAS (the International Rebar Exporters and Producers Association) was held as a virtual event to ensure the health and well-being of all participants, on October 18, 2021 in conjunction with the SteelOrbis Fall’21 Conference. There were 223 producer representatives among the 918 registered delegates from a total of 70 different countries. There were also 69 registrations representing 31 different raw material suppliers. At... 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

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