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Molloy calls for duty on steel to be scrapped

13 January, 2021 - by Francie Molloy

Sinn Féin MP Francie Molloy has called for duty placed on steel transported into the North to be urgently scrapped.

The Mid Ulster MP said:

“It is deeply concerning that steel originating from outside of Britain and bought by companies in the North will incur a 25% safeguard duty.

“I have been speaking with many engineering companies across the North, and in particular Mid-Ulster, who fear for the sustainability of their business should this duty remain in place.

“I have also been speaking with workers in larger international manufacturing firms who are concerned their employers might consider moving their business out of the North.

“The British Government must take urgent action to scrap this unjust duty that is burdening businesses.

“This shows again the brutal and real reality of Brexit for our island.

“There is no good Brexit for Ireland and Sinn Féin will continue to work to protect families, workers and businesses.”

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