EU ministers pledge to take “concrete actions” to help steel sector

By Liz Gyekye
Published: Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Ministers from across Europe have focused on tackling the challenges currently facing the steel industry at recent talks. The underlying pressures driving the difficulties in the sector are global overcapacity and cheap Chinese imports. Refractories producers who have businesses in Europe are likely to welcome the discussions on the topic.

European Union ministers have agreed a list of "concrete actions" to support Europe’s embattled steel industry, which is struggling to compete with Chinese imports.

Officials from member states, meeting in Brussels on Monday, called for a "full and timely use of the full range of EU trade policy instruments to ensure...

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