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Man of steel: State of Pakistan’s steel sector

  Pakistan Ship Breakers Association (PSBA) welcomed the government’s decision to impose 15% Regulatory Duty (RD) on the import of all steel billets, steel bars and wire rods at a time when the country’s steel industry is trying its survival in the face of international competition. Steel melters, ship breakers and large scale re-rollers had approached the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), and relevant ministries on the rising difference between …

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Quality concerns on imported steel billets and bars

  Pakistan has seen a surge in imported steel products including steel billets, bars, wire rods and flat sheets. Approximately 250,000 tons of steel billets, bars and wire rods were imported in 2014, which posted a 40% increase over the quantity imported in 2013. These steel products are being used in critical applications in the country’s infrastructure such as high-rise buildings, bridges, and dams. Since Pakistan occupies a dangerous position …

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