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

EU steel market: Greater stability at the start of 2017 – EUROFER urges caution

Brussels, 25 April 2017 – EU steel market conditions are improving, both on the demand and the supply sides. Finally, EU steel mills are also seeing relief. However, with only two months of trade data available, caution about import pressures appears to be justified. EU steel market EU apparent steel consumption ended 2016 on a

“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

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

US Cold Rolled Coil anti-dumping tariffs ‘re-establish level playing field’ says EUROFER

Brussels, 7 March 2016 – Last week, the United States applied a preliminary anti-dumping duty to Cold Rolled Coil (CRC) steel from the People’s Republic of China of up to 265.79% in response to the uncontrolled rise of dumped products from the country. This is in contrast to the provisional 13-16% anti-dumping tariff applied to

Key EU Governments continue to block vital anti-dumping measures

Brussels, 26 February 2016 On Monday 29 February at the Competitiveness Council in Brussels, EU industry minsters from across Europe will discuss actions to actively support the European steel industry to enable the sector to compete on a fair and level playing field within the global market. This important meeting of ministers is a follow-up

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

EUROFER Board elects new President

Brussels, 18 December 2015 – The Board of the European Steel Association (EUROFER) has elected Geert Van Poelvoorde as its President. Mr Van Poelvoorde’s term is two years, effective immediately. “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mr Van Poelvoorde as he takes up the reins of the EUROFER Presidency”, said Axel Eggert,

EUROFER welcomes COP21 agreement, but calls for more to be done to create a ‘level playing field’ in climate commitments

Brussels/Paris, 15 December 2015 – The European Steel Association (EUROFER) welcomed the global agreement concluded last weekend at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate conference. The agreement is a historic step towards to limiting climate change to less than 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels. However, the agreement lacks a comprehensive strategy as to