Abu Dhabi & Al-Ain City Mandates Use of Made in UAE Steel
Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain City Municipalities have issued administrative circulars, which regulate the use of the UAE rebar. The municipalities will not grant any building permits for any projects if it is not using steel of local origin. All the parties involved are obliged to utilize the Emirati steel for all construction works, including the rebar used in reinforced concrete works. These circulars apply to all projects, effective from August 17, 2021.
The fierce competition coupled with the narrowing market opportunities for the UAE steel producers caused the government to intervene. The new regulations create specifically preferential opportunities for domestic steel producers.