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EU steel producers pitch for import quota cut to offset Covid-19 slump

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 12 May 2020 11:35
  • 12 May 2020 11:35

ArcelorMittal, ThyssenKrupp and other EU steel producers are seeking a 75 percent cut to import quotas to reflect lower industrial activity during the Covid-19 crisis, MLex has learned.

The request, made as part of a European Commission review of the measures, pits them against steel consumers including carmakers, heavy industry and

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Joanna Sopinska

Senior Correspondent


Joanna covers trade in Brussels. Formerly trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years' experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that, she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Joanna worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw.

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