Minsk set to defend steel giant’s interests over EU anti-dumping probe

The Belarusian government will take efforts to defend the interests of Belarusian Steel Works (BMZ) in connection with the European Union’s anti-dumping investigation targeting the Zhlobin-based state-owned company, Raman Sobaleu, director of the foreign ministry’s External Economic Activity Directorate, said in an interview broadcast on the ONT television channel on Sunday night.

“We understand the way we should act. The process is very complex indeed, but it is predictable and understandable to us,” Sobaleu said. “This is yet another argument proving that one should work, know regulations and play by the existing rules.”

A number of Belarusian manufacturers, including potash giant Belaruskali, were targeted by anti-dumping probes in the past, according to the official.

The EU launched the probe after the European Steel Association accused BMZ of exporting concrete reinforcement bars and rods to the bloc at prices below the market level.

Belsat.eu, via BelaPAN

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