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Steel Exporters Pleased with Results of Slovene Consultations with EU

Ljubljana, 18 April - Slovene steel exports to the EU account for 0.6 percent of the EU imports and 0.1 percent of the European steel consumption, so Slovene exporters expected the European Commission to exempt Slovenia from its protection measures. The Commission failed to do so at Tuesday's consultations with Slovenia in Brussels, however, the Slovene exporters are still pleased with the outcome of the meeting. Vasilij Preseren, manager of Acroni Jesenice, the largest Slovene steel exporter to the EU, said that the Economics Ministry did all that it could in the given circumstances, while he was most pleased with the agreement to do away with security deposits for potential customs duties.

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