Axel Eggert Archive

Commission imposes provisional anti-dumping duties on Cold-Rolled Flat steel products from China and Russia

Brussels, 12 February 2016 – The European Steel Association (EUROFER) welcomes the measures on Cold-Rolled Flat (CRF) products but criticises extremely low level of duties on Chinese steel imports. The Commission found dumping margins of 19.8% to 26.2% for CRF steel imports from Russia and 52.7% to 59.1% from China. While the provisional duties for

European steel industry to attend landmark steel march in Brussels against MES for China

Brussels, 8 February 2016 – Employers and employees from the entire European steel industry will be attending a march in Brussels on 15 February to show support for fair trade, growth and jobs in Europe, as well as to protest against Chinese dumping on the EU market and the granting of Market Economy Status (MES)

REBAR anti-dumping measure “a drop in the Yellow Sea” says EUROFER

Brussels, 1 February 2016 – The European Steel Association (EUROFER) welcomed the European Commission’s imposition of provisional anti-dumping measures on imports of Chinese High Fatigue Performance (HFP) Rebar, but questioned their effectiveness in actually deterring wider Chinese dumping. “The provisional measures – as low as 9% – cannot remedy the massive injury caused by Chinese

IMPORTS continued to target the EU STEEL MARKET despite muted fundamentals

Brussels, 27 January 2016 – Steel imports continued to target the EU market despite still relatively weak demand, low domestic prices and the weak Euro in the second half of 2015. Going forward, abundant global supply and suppliers fighting for tonnage fuels uncertainty in the market. EU mills fear for losing further market share in

Steel industry welcomes EU Circular Economy Package

Brussels, 7 December 2015 – The publication of the Circular Economy Package last week provided a clear opportunity to complete the circular economy in Europe. The package sets out the objectives, tools and methodologies that should be used to ensure that steel products can be efficiently produced, used, reused, recovered and recycled in a constant

industry and unions jointly call for action on steel industry crisis

Brussels,  November 2015 – The European Steel Association (EUROFER) and industriAll European Trade Union today issued a joint call for action by policy makers to ward off further job losses in the sector. The call comes as ministers meet today for an extraordinary Competitiveness Council, held in reaction to a slew of announcements from industry

Little Gain For EU Steel Despite Rising Demand

Brussels, 16 July 2015 – EU steel demand is expected to rise by 1.5% in 2015 on the back of sustained momentum in Europe’s economic growth, despite ongoing uncertainty. However, European producers are not expected to benefit as improving steel demand will be met by imports of the metal, anticipated to be up 5% this

Commission proposal on EU Emissions Trading Scheme jeopardises steel production, jobs and growth in Europe

Brussels, 15 July 2015 – The European Steel Association (EUROFER) today reacted to the official publication of the Commission proposal on the revision on the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The industry calls on EU policy makers to ensure that the proposal is adjusted in order to fully offset direct and indirect carbon costs

China is not a market economy, confirms new In-depth Study

EU – China summit on 29 June : EU industries say China’s state capitalism biggest threat to their existence in Europe China wants the EU to recognise it as a market economy. But just few days before the EU – China Summit on 29 June, an in-depth study by economists confirms that China is far

Steel industry seriously concerned over earlier introduction of Market Stability Reserve in 2019

Council and European Parliament must now take responsibility and provide robust safeguards against carbon leakage   The European Parliament and the EU Council came to an agreement over the Commission proposal for a Market Stability Reserve (MSR) in a meeting yesterday evening 5th May. The reserve will be introduced earlier than originally proposed by the