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Scrap smuggling hurting steel mills in Afghanistan - ASMU

Steel News - Published on Mon, 11 Mar 2019

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Pajwok reported that the Afghanistan Steel Mills Union said that the smuggling of scrap metal to neighboring countries is hurting the local industry badly and that if the smuggling of scrap steel was not stopped, the local steel mills, a USD 450 million investment, would go in vain and all the mills would stop functioning. Mr Parvaiz Khawajazada, head of the ASMU, told reporters that “Over USD 450 million had been invested in 38 steel mills where over 12,000 people worked. The biggest challenge our industry is facing is the interference of our neighboring countries in our scrap market, they interfere directly with the aim to collapse our market.”

He said the government had stopped the export of steel scrap and dumps, but still tens of trucks carrying scrap entered Pakistan. He added Pakistan had made metal scrap imports from Afghanistan duty free.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 11 Mar 2019
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