Steel safeguarding decision on international trade goes down to the wire



David Laister | Business Live

The Department for International Trade appears to be taking the steel safeguarding issue to the absolute deadline.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told MPs that the government is still considering the recommendation to do away with almost half of the protection measures aimed at stopping the dumping of cheap imports.

Fears of the harm it could cause to domestic production have been expressed by industry, unions and cross-party MPs after the Trade Remedies Authority suggested Secretary of State Liz Truss should remove nine of the 19 categories.

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