Call for govt protection

SOUTH Africa's ferrochrome industry wants the government to impose curbs and a tariff on chromite (used to make steel) ore exports to protect its position as a top global producer and exporter, a letter to the government has shown.

SOUTH Africa's ferrochrome industry wants the government to impose curbs and a tariff on chromite (used to make steel) ore exports to protect its position as a top global producer and exporter, a letter to the government has shown.

The industry wants to counteract a rise in ferrochrome production in China, which imports the ferrochrome ingredient chromite ore from South Africa. - Sapa

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