Russia: Moscow court keeps ISD CEO arrested

The Basmanniy Court of Moscow has prolonged for 3 months the arrest of the Industrial Union of Donbass CEO Oleg Mkrtchan accused of embezzlement.

Mkrtchan will be under arrest until July 5.

The case against him is connected with embezzlement of funds given to ISD by Russian banks several years ago. (Ukrainian metal)

Ukraine: scrap export duty to increase

A decree No. 8226 has been registered in the Verkhovnaya Rada. According to one of the authors of the document, the chairman of the Parliament Committee on industrial policy Victor Galasyuk, the decree suggests prolonging the so-called metal law and increasing the export duty on scrap to 42 euro per ton. “This is equal to…


Ukraine: pipes hit by Mexico duties

The government of Mexico has announced the implementation of the antidumping duties on the import of carbon steel pipes from Ukraine, South Korea, Spain and India.

The investigation was carried out at the request of a local company and covered the trade operations from April 2013 through March 2016. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: SUMZ processes quarter of copper slag

In 10 years Sredneuralsky Copper Works has processed over a quarter (26%) of metal slag, accumulated during 78 years of operation. According to the SUMZ chief environment engineer Marina Sycheva, each year the processing factory produces over 60 thousand tons of copper concentrate, which the works uses in its manufacture. Another product of slag processing…


Ukraine: Azovstal, Mariupol Ilyich, Zaporozhogneupor and Zaporozhkoks CEO offices extended

The supervisory boards of Azovstal, Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, Zaporozhogneupor and Zaporozhkoks, all parts of Metinvest, have extended the offices of their CEO – Enver Tskitishvili, Taras Shevchenko, Sergey Gorman and Vitaly Litovka respectively – for one more year. The decisions were taken on April 2. The offices have been prolonged from April…


EAEU: duties on stainless steel and pipes from China and Malaysia prolonged

The Eurasian Economic Commission has extended the antidumping duty on cold-deformed seamless stainless pipes supplied to the territory of the Union from China and Malaysia.

The duty has been prolonged for the duration of another investigation – through January 18, 2019.

The volume of the duty is 19.15% of the customs cost. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: coal exports up in Q1 2018

Export of Russian coal in January-March increased by 6.8% YoY, to 44.42 million tons, the Ministry of Energy said.

In March coal exports from Russia totaled 15.638 million tons. (PortNews/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: KUMZ commissions second stage of rolling complex

Kamensk-Uralsky Iron and Steel Works is commissioning the second stage of the rolling complex. The commissioning is carried out according to the schedule. The project will provide the manufacture of qualitatively new semi-finished products and increase the share of Russian wares of aluminum-lithium alloys in the total volume of supplies both to major local and…