Rustavi Metallurgical Plant

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Rustavi Metallurgical Plant (შპს რუსთავის ფოლადი (Georgian)) is an integrated and electric steel plant in Rustavi, Georgia.[1]

Location

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Background

Exports

Rustavi Steel mainly to large construction companies in Europe, United States, Middle East, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey.[2]

US Tariffs

Rustavi Steel hired former US Senator Norm Coleman (Republican, Minnesota) of Hogan Lovells law firm to lobby on US-Georgian trade issues for the company in response to steel tariffs enacted by the Trump administration.[3] According to a senior research associate from McLarty Associates, "If [US] steel tariffs were lifted on Georgian-produced products, or replaced with a quota, Rustavi would be able to greatly increase hiring."[4]

Ownership

Rustavi Steel ceased operations in 1999 until a British-Georgian private company bougth 100% of the plant's shares in 2006 and began rehabilitating the plant.[5] In 2008, the steel plant owner, a Georgian businessman named Badri Patarkatsishvili, died and a long dispute over the plant's ownership began[6][7]

Plant Details

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Contact Us, Rustavi Steel, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
  2. Clients, Rustavi Steel, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
  3. Coleman will lobby for Georgian steel company, Theodoric Meyer, Politico, Aug. 8, 2019, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
  4. Trump should grant Georgia an exemption from steel tariffs, George Tsereteli, The National Interest, Jun. 16, 2019, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 History and Heritage, Rustavi Steel, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Lasha Kochiashvili, Judge of Tbilsi City Court, Open Society of Georgia Foundation, 2019
  7. How matters stand at Rustavi Metallurgical Plant, Transparency International Georgia, Mar. 31, 2015, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Company Profile, Rustavi Steel, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Facts and Figures, Rustavi Steel, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020
  10. Steel Melting Shop, Rustavi Steel, Retrieved on: Jun. 11, 2020

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