Turkish Iron and Steel Association (Türkiye Çelik Üreticileri Derneği, TÇÜD) stated about the "bewilderment" of the government, which did not take any retaliatory measures against the European Union, which announced a retroactive imposition of duties on Turkish steel.
"The fact that no action was taken against the EU is still puzzling," the association said in a statement.
"The Turkish steel industry, which exports products to more than 100 countries around the world, expects that the EU's trade blocking policy will end as soon as possible and will intensify joint efforts to return to fair trade in accordance with the existing agreements between us," in TÇÜD.
As a reminder, the request for registration of Turkish steel imports was submitted by EUROFER in September 2020, after an anti-dumping complaint was filed in May 2020. Opinions on this anti-dumping case are due in January 2020. As a result, all Turkish steel imports since the beginning of the investigation may be taxed "retroactively".