EU response to Section 232 must be ‘broad, firm, decisive,’ Eurofer says

European steel association Eurofer has called on the region’s political leaders “to stand united in backing a broad, firm and decisive response [to import tariffs in the United States] to safeguard the viability of the EU steel industry.”

Eurofer made the announcement on Tuesday March 20, hoping to influence Europe’s response to the imposition by the US of a 25% import duty on steel products after its Section 232 investigation. The European Council will meet in Brussels on March 22-23 to discuss the US action.

“The [potential] deflection of steel trade flows [away from the US and] to Europe would badly hurt us and sectors related to us. Clear and immediate decisions...


Maria Tanatar

March 20, 2018

16:18 GMT