EUROPEAN STEEL DAY 2019: Steelmakers reiterate call for stronger import safeguard measures

European steelmakers have called on the European Commission (EC) to “retroactively remove” the 5% quota volume liberalization of its import safeguard measures, among other requests to ease pressure on the domestic steel industry.

The current safeguard mechanism will increase the level of tariff-free quotas for each product category by 5% after each year. The first liberalization will take place on July 1 this year. This is the start of the new annual quota period that will run until June 30, 2020. Roeland Baan, chief executive...

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Viral Shah

June 26, 2019

18:29 GMT

Brussels