Trade Remedies Authority

February 2024: Recommendation from the TRA to extend UK steel safeguards until June 2026.


Secretary of State for Business

The Secretary of State, Kemi Badenoch, will announce approval or not of the steel safeguards extension.


Potential extension of safeguards for steel

The steel safeguards could then be applicable until June 2026.


Steel safeguards will expire

Steel safeguards will expire, if approved by the Secretary of State, in June 2026. WTO rules specify that safeguards can be applied for a maximum of eight years.


Need for new shielding measures

Safeguards cannot be reapplied for a period equivalent to however long they have been in place for. It is likely that due to global steel overproduction there will be further shielding measures needed.