The draft minutes have been revised. The agenda includes items in climate & energy, environment and digital policy.
WEDF provides an issue-focused setting for policymakers, trade & investment support institutions and business leaders to gain practical understanding in trade competitiveness. It also provides unparalleled opportunities for business operators to network and meet with potential partners. Organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC), the only United Nations organization with an exclusive focus on assisting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to internationalize, WEDF is dedicated to the development of SMEs.
Brussels, 18 September 2017 – Tight supply conditions for carbon graphite electrodes are threatening to stall EU steel production. These graphite rods are indispensable in Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) ‘secondary’ steelmaking and in the Ladle Furnace (LF) metallurgy stages of both the EAF and ‘primary’ Blast Furnace-Basic Oxygen Furnace (BF-BOF) production routes.
Brussels, 14 September – European Aluminium welcomes the development of a renewed EU industrial policy based on innovation, sustainability and fair trade which was announced
by the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union speech and published in the Commission’s Communication ‘Investing in a smart, innovative
and sustainable industry: A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy’ yesterday. Full article…