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Steel-sector talks between Japan, Taiwan all smooth

The annual information exchange between steel industry officials in Japan and Taiwan held recently identified no major outstanding issues. “Steel trade between Taiwan and Japan is currently smooth,” an official from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) commented on Tuesday. In previous years, Japanese exports of heavy sections had been a source of friction, but those tensions have eased, Mysteel Global understands.
This year’s Japan-Taiwan Steel Dialogue, held last Friday and the 20th in the series, was a virtual conference because of travel restrictions associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. “But we could exchange information by seeing each other so it was still a valuable meeting,” according to the METI official. The meeting was mainly to share views


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