Posted on 30/04/2012 in category Ferrous

BIR World Mirror on Ferrous Metals - April 2012

PRESIDENT'S OPENING REMARKS
by Christian Rubach, TSR Recycling

Dear friends and colleagues,

Our Spring Convention in Rome is just a few weeks away and I am happy to announce that one of our guest speakers will be Barbara Fliess, Senior Economist at the OECD, who will present her organisation’s latest study on export restrictions worldwide. I attended the OECD’s preliminary presentation on this issue in Paris a few months ago and I have to say that the study is indeed alarming.

My personal opinion is that, in the coming years, the main focus for our national federations and for BIR, as well as for all exporting companies, will be to ensure free and fair trade worldwide. Protectionism, especially when it comes to secondary raw material exports, export restrictions and trade barriers of all kinds, has been put on the agenda in many countries around the globe. All of us will have to convince, to lobby, to persuade legislators, politicians and all other decision-makers that free trade in accordance with WTO regulations is the only way towards prosperity.

I am therefore also very happy that we will be able to present our latest statistical update in Rome...

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