Egyptian steelmakers demand anti-dumping fees against imports

July 24, 2014 4:44 am

Egyptian steel manufacturers have filed a petition against rebar and wire rod imports from China, Turkey and Ukraine, the latest move in a years-long quest to protect the fledgling industry from low-priced imports, Reuters has reported. Egyptian Steel and other major steelmakers have submitted a request for the government to re-introduce anti-dumping duties on imports of rebar and wire rod, used in the construction industry, Ahmed Abou Hashima, chief executive of Egyptian Steel told the news service. The filing was made in May, he said.