SynopsisUK’s Trade Remedies Authority has commenced a review of safeguard measures for 15 steel product categories. Set to expire in June 2024, the review will determine whether these measures should be extended until 2026. The TRA will assess factors such as potential import surges and their impact on the UK steel industry. Interested parties can participate in the review process through the TRA's online platform.ArticleThe Trade Remedies Authority has initiated a crucial review of safeguard measures encompassing 15 distinct steel product categories. These measures, initially due to expire in June 2024, are now under scrutiny to potentially extend their duration until 2026. This comprehensive review holds significant implications for the UK's steel industry and trade practices.In 2020, the TRA conducted its inaugural review of safeguard measures on steel categories that transitioned from the EU to the UK. This resulted in an extension of safeguard measures for ten steel product categories, providing additional protection for the domestic industry. Notably, five of the nine product categories initially recommended for revocation by the TRA received a 12-month extension.Following a subsequent review in 2022, the Secretary of State made the decision to uphold safeguard measures for 15 steel product categories for an additional two years. Now, with the commencement of this extension review, the TRA aims to delve into several crucial factors:The likelihood of a resurgence in steel imports.The effectiveness of the existing measures in mitigating harm to the UK steel industry.The potential recurrence of serious harm if safeguards are not extended.The influence of UK producers' actions and market conditions on import surges.Other relevant factors deemed significant by the TRA.Ultimately, the Secretary of State will base their decision on the findings and analysis of the TRA's review, making this process of paramount importance to various stakeholders.Businesses directly impacted by the review, including steel product importers, exporters, and UK producers, have the opportunity to contribute to the assessment. They can engage with the review process by registering on the TRA's online case platform, staying informed about developments in this critical matter through the TRA's public file.ConclusionThe Trade Remedies Authority's review of safeguard measures for 15 steel product categories signifies a pivotal moment for the UK steel industry. As these measures face potential extension until 2026, the TRA's analysis will play a crucial role in determining their future. Interested parties have the opportunity to actively participate in the review process, ensuring that their voices are heard in shaping the outcome of this vital decision.