The Ministry Of Steel Publishes Steps To Reduce Steel Prices
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The Ministry Of Steel Publishes Steps To Reduce Steel Prices

In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Steel, detailed the government's efforts to make raw materials and steel more affordable in a written reply. Since steel prices are highly variable, it is prudent to consider market conditions and the interests of both upstream and downstream consumers.

To regulate the now-deregulated sector, the government has taken a number of measures to mitigate the effects of demand and supply; global market conditions; trends in raw material prices; logistic costs; power costs; fuel costs; and so on:

(i) Reduction in Custom Duty on Semis, Flat and Long products of non-alloy, alloy and stainless steel to 7.5%, in Union Budget 2021-22.
(ii) Extension of exemption in Custom Duty on steel scrap up to 31.3.2023 along with revocation of Anti-Dumping Duties (ADD) and Countervailing Duties (CVD) on steel products, in Union Budget 2022-23.
(iii) Modifications in tariffs on raw materials of steel and other steel products vide notification dated 21.05.2022 wherein the import duty on Anthracite/Pulverized Coal Injection (PCI) Coal, Coke, Semicoke and Ferro-Nickel has been reduced to zero. An export duty on Iron ores/ concentrates and iron ore pellets has been raised to 50% and 45%, respectively, and a 15% export duty has been imposed on pig iron and several steel products.

See also:
Domestic steel sector hits by moving train post govt’s duty steps
Steel prices likely to drop by Rs 3000-5000 per tonne soon


In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Steel, detailed the government's efforts to make raw materials and steel more affordable in a written reply. Since steel prices are highly variable, it is prudent to consider market conditions and the interests of both upstream and downstream consumers. To regulate the now-deregulated sector, the government has taken a number of measures to mitigate the effects of demand and supply; global market conditions; trends in raw material prices; logistic costs; power costs; fuel costs; and so on: (i) Reduction in Custom Duty on Semis, Flat and Long products of non-alloy, alloy and stainless steel to 7.5%, in Union Budget 2021-22. (ii) Extension of exemption in Custom Duty on steel scrap up to 31.3.2023 along with revocation of Anti-Dumping Duties (ADD) and Countervailing Duties (CVD) on steel products, in Union Budget 2022-23. (iii) Modifications in tariffs on raw materials of steel and other steel products vide notification dated 21.05.2022 wherein the import duty on Anthracite/Pulverized Coal Injection (PCI) Coal, Coke, Semicoke and Ferro-Nickel has been reduced to zero. An export duty on Iron ores/ concentrates and iron ore pellets has been raised to 50% and 45%, respectively, and a 15% export duty has been imposed on pig iron and several steel products. See also: Domestic steel sector hits by moving train post govt’s duty stepsSteel prices likely to drop by Rs 3000-5000 per tonne soon

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