Russia: deadline for deals with RUSAL extended

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has extended the deadline for investors to wind down business with Russia’s En+ Group and aluminum giant UC RUSAL until November 12 and from GAZ Group until October 23, the authority said. “En+ and RUSAL have approached the U.S. government about substantial corporate…

Russia: NLMK expands cooperation with transformer manufacturers in India, USA and Turkey

NLMK Group, an international steel company, has signed long-term strategic partnership agreements with the leading manufacturers of components for transformers: Enpay (Turkey), KRYFS (India) and National Material Company (NMC, USA). Under these long-term agreements, NLMK Group will regularly supply transformer steel from its production sites in Lipetsk and Yekaterinburg, and offer expanded technical support. The…

EEU: stainless steel pipes from China to remain under import duties

The Eurasian Economic Committee suggests prolonging the current antidumping duties against Chinese seamless pipes of stainless steel for 5 more years. The duties target seamless, cold-drawn or cold-rolled ferrous pipes, tubes and hollow sections of corrosion-resistant steel manufactured by Chinese companies and imported to the territory of the EEU from China and Malaysia. The current…

Ukraine: AMKR CEO on main reasons affecting investment climate

Chief Executive Officer of PJSC ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih and member of the Board of European Business Association (EBA) Paramjit Kahlon mentioned five main challenges foreign investors faced with in Ukraine in his opinion. “First thing required for stable performance of big international companies is investor-friendly attitude within the whole period of their activity. They should…

Ukraine: miners want minister Nasalik fired

Miners plan to hold a strike demanding from the authorities, among other things, the dismissal and criminal prosecution of the minister of energy and coal industry Igor Nasalik. “The miners are prepared to march to Kiev in a week. They are making addresses to members of the parliament and the prime minister”, a parliament member…

Ukraine: scrap exports down in August 2018

In August Ukraine imported $2.849 million worth of ferrous scrap, up by 53.2% YoY.

According to the State Fiscal Service, exports dropped by 66.1%, to $5.826 million.

Ukraine mostly exported scrap to Turkey ($5.504 million).

In January-August scrap exports grew by 69.9%, to $98.244 million, while imports by 57.1%, to $24.858 million. (Ukrainian metal)