the voice for local downstream manufacturing
Dear Industry Employer
The recent unequal introduction of protective duties to protect primary steel producers (blatantly disregarding the interests of downstream manufacturers) and the pending anti-dumping application, also by primary steel producers, have caused huge discontent amongst downstream manufacturers.
The duties already introduced, as well as the looming introduction of anti-dumping measures (intended to benefit only the primary steel producers without considering the interests of more than 10 000 downstream manufacturers in South Africa), will serve only to accelerate the demise of this sector. These measures are ill-considered, shortsighted and self-serving. The Steel Industry, employers and employees – in fact, the whole of South Africa – are the losers.
The STEEL LOBBY (supported by employers even beyond NEASA membership) undertakes to see to it that, in dealings with the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the interests of downstream manufacturers are sufficiently represented.
We shall keep you informed as matters unfold and constantly canvas your views.
We simply cannot afford to be neutral on this issue, and require your support in order to make a sufficient impact:
“The best way to predict your future is to create it” Abraham Lincoln.