Belmetal, the Belgian association of metal distribution, is in favour of any measure that contributes to ensure that the production and the trade of steel products takes place on a level playing field.
The Belgian steel distribution refrains from commenting the efficiency of the role played in this respect by the safeguard measures imposed by the European Commission against imports of certain steel products.
Belmetal however observes that there is a shortage in certain categories of European quality products and that trade in these products is being hampered by insufficient import quotas imposed by the European Commission.
The Belgian association of metal distribution therefore calls on the European Commission to increase or adjust the quotas of some exporting countries for the following five product numbers:
16 non alloy and other alloy wire rod
14 Stainless bars and light sections
22 Seamless stainless tubes and pipes
25 Large welded tubes
26 Other welded tubes