Iron and Steel: China

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 30th October 2017.

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Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows SNP Whip, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Small Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to prevent the dumping of Chinese steel in the UK.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

We recognise the problems caused by dumped steel imports which are a direct result of chronic global overcapacity, particularly in the Chinese steel industry. We are actively working with our G20 partners - including China - through the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity to tackle this problem. The Forum will ensure greater transparency around steel capacity and better information exchange between countries.

We have also worked closely with the EU and the European Commission ensuring effective protection for UK steel producers - there are currently 45 trade defence instruments for steel in place within the EU.

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