A German government spokesman said Berlin is exploring ways to protect companies affected by sanctions reimposed on Iran by Washington by enabling legal business relations with Tehran.
“We are assessing how we will be able to protect the basis of our business engagements there,” government spokesman Steffen Seibert said, Reuters reported on Monday.
The US government imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran on November 4.
On May 8, the US president pulled his country out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal that was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
The US had announced plans to drive Iran’s oil exports down to zero, but backed off from its policy and granted waivers to at least 8 countries that import Iranian oil.
According to customs data maintained with SteelMint, bulk Indian pig iron export volumes have come down sharply by 50% in FY19. India has exported 221,260 MT pig iron in FY’19 as against 446,250 MT in FY’18. In the month of March pig iron exports from India recorded at 50,000 MT against nil from the previous month.
As per sources, one of the world's largest steel producer and a leading Russian metal company Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel (MMK) has doubled its metal shipments to Vietnam in CY18 as compared to CY17.
Indian Steel industry observed average inquiries during the Week-15 (9th to 13th Apr) owing to election mood in the country. In context to supply scenario, the production of Semis & Finished steel products more or less on same proportion, this led to volatility in prices.
Major global scrap markets observed price correction on weak demand globally. Turkish steel mills booked cargoes at lowered prices amid subdued steel demand. Japan's monthly Kanto tender for Apr'19 fetched bids lower by USD 15 against last month.
The Director General of Isfahan Provincial Crisis Management Department, accompanied by a host of crisis managers from governor’s offices in the province, toured the production lines of Mobarakeh Steel Company and hailed MSC as a leading company when it comes to cutting water consumption.
Imported HRC offers to Vietnam inched up this week following uptrend in export offers from China. On weekly basis imported HRC offer to Vietnam inch up by USD 5/MT from China.