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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

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

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