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.
We are preparing a UK trade remedies framework for when we leave the EU that will enable the UK to be a leading proponent for free trade while providing a safety net for its industries against unfair trading practices.