19 May 2020
The steel industry survives and thrives on the basis of free trade.
Almost 50% of the UK's annual steel production of 7.5 million tonnes is exported, 70% to the EU. Whilst over 60% of the UK's 10.8 million tonne annual steel demand is met through imports.
As the UK Government conducts its first independent FTA negotiations, this paper sets out the UK steel industry's key priorities and points of principle in relation to those agreements.