Press Releases

26Feb 2019

Riyadh, 26th February 2019: : The European Union (“EU”) has imposed early this month a definitive safeguard measures on imports of 26 categories of steel products. Further to the active participation of the National Committee for Steel Industry (“NCSI”) all exports of steel products from Saudi Arabia are excluded from the scope of the EU safeguard measures.

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12Dec 2018

Dubai, U.A.E., 12 December 2018: Saudi Arabia’s participation in the Middle East Iron and Steel Conference, the largest and best known conference MENA-wide, held in Dubai, U.A.E. during the period 10-12 December 2018, saw remarkable attendance by representatives of the Kingdom’s iron and steel industry, with the participation of the National Committee for Steel Industry, represented by its Chairman Engineer Rayed Al-Ajaji, its Deputy Chairman Advisor Mohammed Al-Jabr, and Mr. Abdul Aziz Al Hudaib, as well as the attendance and significant support of a number of government officials representing the Mineral and Metal Cluster of the Saudi National Industrial Clusters Program and the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Minerals.

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07Oct 2018

National Committee for Steel Industry Chairman Engineer Rayed Abdullah Al-Ajaji said in a statement that “confining the term steel to denote steel rebar only is a widespread error caused mainly by the dominant consumer perception emphasizing steel rebar as a social good affecting all institutional and individual segments of society”, pointing out that “this misconception of steel leads to unsound reading, flawed analysis and ultimate fallacies”.

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28Mar 2018

Riyadh: 20th March 2018: US President Donald Trump’s decision early this month to impose a protectionist tariff of 25% on US imports of steel and 10% on imports of aluminum stirred a number of countries and angered others, particularly Brazil, South Korea, Japan, the European Union, China, Turkey and more, while the decision excluded Canada and Mexico only. It is noted that Trump did not resort to World Trade Organization (WTO) legal antidumping measures which are available to all WTO member states, but rather decided to invoke an article of the U.S. Constitution addressing threats to “national security” to justify imposing the protectionist tariffs, claiming that any threat to the US national steel industry is a threat to US national security.

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21Mar 2018

Riyadh, 21st March 2018: Within less than three months into its current session, the National Committee for Steel Industry (NCSI) of the Council of Saudi Chambers launched its new website aimed at serving the steel industry in the Kingdom and providing up-to-date information of interest in the technical, commercial and advisory domains, including a detailed up-to-date regional steel map showing all steel factories in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and their production capacities.

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