OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steel industry associations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa today renewed their call for governments of steel-producing economies to intensify their work in the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC).
Steel industries throughout the world expressed tremendous concern about the recent increase in steel overcapacity at a time when steel demand is severely depressed by the COVID-19 pandemic, reversing a trend of gradual decreases in overcapacity in the three years after the GFSEC was established (2016 - 2019).
The associations noted the uneven state of recovery in macro-economic conditions and steel production across the world and are particularly concerned about a risk of potential destabilisation of international steel markets.
Steel industries commend the commitments taken by the members of the steel forum to create transparency in regional market and capacity evolutions and review capacity increases based on the agreed policy principles and recommendations set out in the Berlin Ministerial report.
However, the scale and persistence of excess capacity in the steel industry calls for more ambition in the transparency and policy-related work of the GFSEC.
The steel associations specifically call on participating governments of the forum to:
The steel associations also call on non-participating governments to resume active participation in the GFSEC’s work. Effectively addressing the global steel crisis is in the interest of all economies, steel producers, and steel consumers worldwide, and requires the active engagement of all G20 economies.
AISI – Lisa Harrison, email@example.com, 202.452.7115
EUROFER – Charles de Lusignan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0032 2738 79 35
CSPA – Catherine Cobden, email@example.com, 613.238.6049
CANACERO – Salvador Quesada, firstname.lastname@example.org, 52 (55) 5448-8162
SMA – Annie Stefanec, email@example.com, 202.296.1515
Alacero – Fernanda Valente, firstname.lastname@example.org, (55 11) 3195-5803
Brazil Steel Institute – Débora Oliveira, email@example.com, 55 (21) 3445-6327 | 6300
JISF – Shigeru Hagiuda, firstname.lastname@example.org, 81 3 3669 4835
Russian Steel – Alexey Sentyurin, email@example.com 79 153226225
Turkish Steel Producers Association – Veysel Yayan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 90 3124663734
ESTA – François Michalet, email@example.com, 33 1 41 31 56 43
AMME – Alisher Zholdybayev, firstname.lastname@example.org, 87029141261
SAISI – Charles Dednam, email@example.com, 27 12 380 0900 KOSA – Taekyung Koh, firstname.lastname@example.org, 82 2-559-3546
Ukrmetalurgprom – Oleksandr Kalenkov, email@example.com, 38 (044) 279 05 25
SSINA – Larry Lasoff, LLasoff@kelleydrye.com, 202.342.8530
CPTI – Tamara Browne, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.223.1700
CFSBI - Casey P. Bouton , email@example.com, 800-459-5101
SEIFSA – Michael Ade, firstname.lastname@example.org, 011 298 9432
Acero Argentino - Carlos A. Vaccaro, email@example.com, (5411) 4311-6368 / 637
The Canadian Steel Producers Association is the national voice of Canada's primary steel industry, dedicated to ensuring a competitive and sustainable business environment for its members and supply chain stakeholders. Canadian steel producers are integral to Canada's economy and a vital supplier to many segments of North American industry, including the automotive, energy, construction and transportation sectors.
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