IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 15 Jun 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export ban

After lengthy deliberation on 15 June 2009, and reported lobbying by domestic producers, Saudi Arabia has lifted its one-year long ban on steel exports . However, the government has made it clear that the reform is subject to three conditions:
1- Domestic market demand is given priority, only excess supply is to be exported;
2- Domestic Producers must reserve 10% of their production at all times for strategic domestic requirements;
3- Pricing be kept at "reasonable" levels.
 
In order to reveal the bilateral trading partners above 1'000'000 USD per year and per tariff line, one needs to find the year prior to the ban (2007 in this case). 

 
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

393 Metal wastes or scraps
7204 Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
720410 Waste and scrap of cast iron
720421 Of stainless steel
720430 Waste and scrap of tinned iron or steel
720441 Turnings, shavings, chips, milling waste, sawdust, filings, trimmings and stampings, whether or not in bundles
720449 Other
411 Basic iron & steel
7202 Ferroalloys.
720230 Ferrosilicomanganese
7205 Granules and powders, of pig iron, spiegeleisen, iron or steel.
720529 Other
412 Products of iron or steel
7208 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hotrolled, not clad, plated or coated.
720810 In coils, not further worked than hotrolled, with patterns in relief
720825 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
720827 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720836 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
720837 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
720838 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720839 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720851 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
720890 Other

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