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South Africa Preparing to Add Tariffs on Chinese Steel Imports

South Africa is preparing to introduce tariffs on Chinese steel imports, according to a group of labor unions and producers that met with government officials last week.

The tariffs will be signed off next week and include a demand for the industry to not raise steel prices to “unaffordable levels,” Marius Croucamp, head of steel at trade union Solidarity, told reporters in Johannesburg during a joint briefing with three other labor organizations and the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa.