Topics : Read also: Luhut asks Xi Jinping to roll back China’s steel import tariffsControls were necessary as local iron and steel industry players suspected that China was dumping its product on Indonesia, he said.Imports of carbon-akin alloys like boron steel have disrupted the performance of local steel companies because the product is often used as a substitute for the carbon steel produced by many local players. As a result, steel imports rose to 3.2 million tons in 2019 from 1.4 million tons in 2015, according to IISIA data.Silmy hopes the petition will gain support from related parties, including the government, as he considers it a move to protect the country’s iron and steel industry. The petition is also a part of the association’s effort to help the government collect import duties on Chinese steel alloys as importers often circumvented trade laws by altering the product harmonized system (HS) code, he added.Read also: Indonesia, EU embroiled in fresh trade spat over nickel export ban, subsidiesThe HS code is a widely used goods classification system. It helps facilitate tariff requirements, statistics, rules of origin and commodities export and import supervision, among other processes.“The circumvention practice in steel imports is a fraudulent practice often used by exporting countries to gain profits from avoiding import fees and receiving export tax rebates,” said Silmy. State-owned steelmaker PT Krakatau Steel has submitted an anti-dumping petition against hot-rolled coil/plate (HRC/P) alloy imports from China to the Indonesian Anti-Dumping Committee (KADI).President director Silmy Karim said in a statement on Monday that the petition, submitted on behalf of the Indonesian Iron and Steel Industry Association (IISIA), was part of an effort to control imports of the product, which can be used as a replacement for carbon steel.“This is the first time local industry players have submitted an anti-dumping petition on hot-rolled coil alloys from China,” Silmy said in the statement, adding that KADI had also sent a notification of the petition to the Chinese government.
New Delhi: The All India Football Federation on Thursday started a #FitWithIndianFootball campaign which will see the star players of the country spread awareness about how to keep fit during the widespread quarantine.As part of the campaign the different stars of Indian football, right from the Indian Senior Mens and Womens Team to Indian Arrows to Indian U-17 Womens World Cup squad to all age group national team players will be displaying and explaining to fans several training regime using a football.There is a lot in store for the fans who have the chance of winning national team merchandises if they emulate and post their videos on social media handles using the #FitWithIndianFootball.In the first episode, former India captain and talismanic striker Bhaichung Bhutia urged all the fans to follow the government guidelines and stay indoors. “On behalf of the entire football fraternity and the All India Football Federation, I would request everyone to stay at home. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay positive,” Bhutia urged.The video also featured Sunil Chhetri, Dangmei Grace and Indian U-17 Women’s Cup World Cup probable Aveka Singh.India striker Jeje Lalpekhlua believes that for him ‘it is a pleasure’ to give something back to the fans.“Fitness is a part of our daily lives. But for the fans it has become extremely important to maintain fitness while staying indoors during the quarantine period. As a part of the Indian football community, it is a pleasure to show everyone how to keep fit indoors,” said the Mizo Sniper. “I urge all fans to be a part of the movement as we strive to build a fit India.”Besides Jeje, future episodes will feature the likes of Sandesh Jhingan, Ashalata Devi, Amarjit Singh, Aditi Chauhan, and several others. IANSAlso read: No one around the world knows when will football resume: FIFA boss Gianni InfantinoAlso Watch: Quick Shoppe in Guwahati takes precautionary measures against the spread of Coronavirus read more
One week after a heartbreaking 9-8 home loss to No. 1 Stanford in double overtime, the No. 3 USC women’s water polo team (15-4, 3-2) journeys across town to Westwood, Calif. for a grudge match against UCLA.Offensive force · Senior two-meter Kristen Dronberger joined the century club at USC, notching her 100th career goal. She leads the Women of Troy with 30 goals this season, and will be heavily relied on to help USC defeat its crosstown rivals Saturday. – Daily Trojan file photo In addition to rivalry implications, Saturday’s contest is expected to have a huge hand in determining the rankings for the upcoming Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament, with just one conference game against San Jose State left on the slate.“It should decide the seedings for the [MPSF] tournament, and it gives quite significant implications as to how well we can play in our league,” said USC coach Jovan Vavic. “It is a very important game for both teams, so we really have to focus and prepare.”After their tough loss to Stanford, the Women of Troy have used a grueling week of practices to jumpstart their preparation for UCLA (19-5, 2-3), leaving little time to dwell on last week’s loss.“We’ve had three really good practices this week so far, and we’re focusing on UCLA,” Vavic said. “We didn’t spend much time talking about Stanford — we had one talk after the game, but ever since then we’ve just been looking at this UCLA game. I’m pretty pleased with the team so far.”Upending the No. 4 Buins won’t be an easy process, as they hold a 38-18 all-time mark against the Women of Troy. This season, they have won four of their last six games.Against Stanford last week, junior driver Nadia Dan, senior two-meter Kristen Dronberger and freshman goalie Flora Bolonyai stepped up for the Women of Troy. While all three will be counted upon Saturday, Vavic also believes that to be successful, the whole team needs to play at a higher level.“Every game is different as to who needs to step up and play well, but Dronberger had a good game, and Dan had a good game,” Vavic said. “Our goalie played well, too. However, we need more people to step up. If we had a couple more girls step up against Stanford, we could have beaten them.”This week, the team will focus on defense. Defensive errors have cost the team games, and the team knows it is defense that wins matches.“Against Stanford, we made some defensive errors and that really cost us,” Vavic said. “Last time we played UCLA, we were up with an early lead, then in the fourth quarter we didn’t play good defense. UCLA is a fast team, and they have some good counterattack players and some good two-meter players. We have to play good defense, and we’re also going to have to be able to convert our opportunities.” read more
Ramel ‘Sub Zero’ Lewis, a former finalist in the ‘Wray & Nephew Contender’ series, will make his 2016 debut tonight against Fard ‘The Messenger’ Muhammad from Las Vegas, Nevada, in a five round fight.The fight will be broadcast live on Television Jamaica at 9.30 pm.Lewis, who has a record of six wins, which include three knockouts and three losses, has not fought since May 2014, when he lost to Tsetsi Davis in another Contender bout. He added a lot of weight during this time and had some difficulty coming down to the 147 welterweight limit.LOSING WEIGHTHis camp has stated that he has been working very hard over the past six weeks, that his weight is down to the welterweight limit, and that he is in good condition. He told The Gleaner recently that he is “feeling great, and looking forward to the first fight.”Lewis is known to be a hard-hitting fighter with power in both hands and is always a feared opponent. He is also quite vulnerable, however, as he leaves himself wide open at times.His opponent, Muhammad, is a late replacement and is a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, who is making his debut as a professional boxer. His record shows that he has a 3-3 MMA professional record and fought as recently as February 20 as a bantamweight. Fighting as a welterweight tonight, he should not have any problems making that weight and could well be giving away a lot of pounds against Lewis.It will be interesting to see how he adjusts to the cleaner style of professional boxing. In MMA, one can use hands and feet and wrestle an opponent to the canvas. Boxing skills are necessary, but are not the primary weapons in MMA. The rules of professional boxing are very different, and Muhammad will have to change his style a lot to cope with the new format.The boxers in the competition are vying for the Wray & Nephew Welterweight Contender 2016 title and prize money of $2 million for the champion, $500,000 for the runner-up, $250,000 for third place, and $200,000 for fourth place. read more