Axel Eggert Archive

Minimum Import Prices for Hot Rolled Flat steel “will not stop dumping”, says EUROFER

Brussels, 20 July 2017 – The European Commission has released details of its proposed anti-dumping measures on Hot Rolled Flat (HRF) steel[i][i]. The proposal for a Minimum Import Price (MIP) sets an unworkable precedent that allows for the continuation of dumping and, as a consequence, promotes overcapacity in exporting countries. “Dumping, injury and causality have

G20: Reaffirm free, fair, rules-based international trade and global steel overcapacity reduction efforts

Brussels, 6 July 2017 – World leaders meet tomorrow at the twelfth meeting of the Group of 20 (G20) forum. The European Steel Association (EUROFER) seizes this opportunity to ask participating Heads of State and government to renew their commitment to free, fair and rules-based international trade, and to deal concretely with global steel overcapacity.

EUROFER welcomes European Parliament Resolution on industrial policy

Brussels, 5 July 2017 – The European Parliament today approved a Resolution on ‘building an ambitious EU industrial strategy as a strategic priority for growth, employment and innovation in Europe’. The steel sector is the foundation of the EU’s manufacturing base, and so the European Steel Association (EUROFER) welcomes this call. The development of a

Joint letter from 76 steel industry CEOs raises alarm about shape of Emissions Trading System reform

Brussels, 29 May 2017 – CEOs representing nearly the entire European steel industry today co-signed a letter addressed to the governments of all EU member states. The letter calls on political leaders to “help preserve a sustainable and globally competitive European steel industry. In Europe we must be able to produce the innovative steels that

European Parliament vote to set the stage for the future Emissions Trading System

Brussels, 13 February – On Wednesday the European Parliament plenary will vote on the revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). The highly ambitious Report adopted by the EP’s Environment Committee (ENVI) is the result of a broad political compromise. The European Steel Association (EUROFER) highlights the need for the final agreement to

“Be forceful in establishing fair trade” EUROFER tells member states

Brussels, 22 September 2016 – The European Steel Association (EUROFER) today called upon member states to make another push to break through the impasse on the modernisation of the EU’s Trade Defence Instruments (TDIs). The call comes ahead of an Informal Meeting of Trade Ministers in the Foreign Affairs Council at which priorities such as

EUROFER welcomes EU & US raw materials case against China at WTO

Brussels, 20 July 2016 – The US has launched a trade enforcement action against China at the WTO concerning China’s export duties on several different raw materials. The EU intervened in this WTO challenge, a move that has been welcomed by the European Steel Association (EUROFER). When China joined the WTO in 2001, the country

Policy makers “must stand their ground” on Market Economy Status at EU-China summit

Brussels, 12 July 2016 – Ahead of the EU-China summit taking place from Wednesday 13 July in Beijing, the European Steel Association (EUROFER) urges policy makers to resist calls from China to prematurely grant the country Market Economy Status (MES). The European steel industry asks national policy makers to make it clear to the European

EU ETS reform must “better balance industry competitiveness and emissions reduction efforts”, says EUROFER

Brussels, 14 June 2016 – Ahead of next week’s European Parliament Environment Committee (ENVI) debate on the recent report by Ian Duncan MEP on the revision of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), the European Steel Association (EUROFER) has highlighted its position. “The draft report proposed recently by Dr Duncan MEP in the

Heads of State must act immediately to save the European steel industry

Brussels, 16 March 2016 – As the European Commission today launches a Communication on Steel – Preserving Sustainable Jobs and Growth in Europe, the European Council prepares to meet tomorrow to discuss jobs, growth and competitiveness. In light of the Communication, EU leaders must immediately take their responsibility to preserve this vital European sector. “We