Steel Industry Directory - Trade Associations.
Company name: Japan Iron and Steel Federation
Category: Trade Association
Business location: Tokyo, Japan
Expertise: Steel federation for iron and steel sector in Japan.
Keywords: Iron, steel trade association, JISF, Japan.
Telephone number: +81-3-3669-4811
Fax number: +81-3-3664-1457
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other information: The Japan Iron and Steel Federation (JISF) was established in November 1948.
The JISF is a nationwide representative body of the Japanese steel industry and its members consist of the country's major iron and steel producers, trading companies, and organizations engaged in steel distribution.
In order to promote mutual understanding and prevent trade conflicts, the JISF holds regular discussions on steel-related topics with China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and other parties.
The JISF has also offered to cooperate with the Japanese government in order to help shape the appropriate steel trade policies.
- 2021: Calls on government to find an urgent solution to high Japanese industrial electricity prices to enable Japanese steel to be cost-competitive at the same time as realising carbon neutrality. Also notes need for Japanese investment in large-scale, inexpensive and carbon-free hydrogen supply infrastructure.
- 2020: Notes that Japan's crude steel production could recover to close to 90 million tonnes during the April 2021-March 2022 fiscal year after Covid-19, from an expected fall to just above 80 million tonnes in 2020-21.
Considers that rebound will be driven by growth of both domestic and export steel demand, with demand growth in Japan being driven by a recovery of manfucturing industry led initially by the auto producers (whilst the construction sectors remains flat).
- 2020: Reports 17.4% decline in Japan's crude steel production in H1 2020, compared to the previous year.
- 2018: Expresses disquiet about the growing volume of steel shipments from China, which are raising significant concern with Japanese steelmakers. The scenario of a U.S.-China trade war denting China’s economy and Chinese steel demand, and leading to a surge in China's steel exports, is noted as a particular worry.
- 2015: Opens regional office in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, in order to improve dialogue with steel industry representatives in Southeast Asia.
- 2014: Announces 'Commitment to a Low Carbon Society Phase II' with target of further CO2 emissions by 2030.
- 2009: JISF announces 'Phase I' steel industry challenge to reduce CO2 emissions by 30%, by 2012 target date. Intention was to achieve this target by both cutting CO2 emissions from blast furnaces and separating and capturing CO2 from blast furnace gases.
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