Is EURANIMI against all import regulations?2023-04-20T16:24:09+02:00

EURANIMI acknowledges the importance of  qualitative, competitive, and ecologically-conscious European production of stainless steel and aluminium. We also realise that import regulations are sometimes a necessary evil to ensure a level playing field between producers all over the world.

Although we are conditionally in favour of protecting European production, we want to respond to the consequences of protectionist measures whereby artificially high import prices of semi-finished products inevitably result in an uncontrollable flood of too cheap imports of finished products that severely damage the European activities related to stainless steel and aluminium import, distribution, processing, and manufacturing… and ultimately European production itself.

What makes EURANIMI different?2023-04-20T16:25:54+02:00

EURANIMI is distinctive from other associations in our sector, because it is open ONLY to members that are INDEPENDENT of steel mills or metal producers.

Unlike other associations, EURANIMI publishes no magazine or press overview, distributes no general market or other information, issues no statistics, does not organise conferences or networking events.

EURANIMI’s sole objective is to coordinate the actions of its members related to the European import regulations, and in so doing, improve the competitiveness of the European distribution and downstream metal industry.

Who coordinates EURANIMI?2023-04-20T16:28:33+02:00

EURANIMI is coordinated by the two members of the executive Committee, Rob Greve and Christophe Lagrange, who can demonstrate decades of experience in both associations and steel.

Rob has been the general manager of the Royal Dutch Steel Federation for decades.
Before this, Rob spent 7 years working at the European Commission.

Christophe has 25 years of steel and stainless steel experience. First as a manager of a Belgian agency company supplying China with steel and equipment for the steel industry, then managing the Belgian National Association of Steel & Metal Distribution.


How about compliance? Is company data treated with discretion?2023-04-20T16:29:52+02:00

At any time EURANIMI will respect the rules of Compliance. See the “Compliance” tab.

Should company data be required for some reason, the independent coordinators of the Association will act as trustees and treat such data in total confidentiality. Individual data will not be disclosed neither internally nor externally – only aggregated totals could be used in some cases.

Who is the spokesperson for EURANIMI?2023-04-20T16:30:42+02:00

The spokespersons for EURANIMI will be designated on a case by case basis by and among those companies affected by a situation.

Who decides to take legal action and who pays for it?2023-04-20T16:32:36+02:00

When a certain threat is identified, EURANIMI  informs all its members. Those who feel concerned will come together (physically or by video-meeting) and evaluate the situation, guided by legal experts.

If the group decides to start common legal or other actions, an adequate strategy will be determined collectively, a provision-budget will be estimated, and a fair cost-sharing key will be agreed upon within the concerned group. Once the concerned provision has been collected from each participant, the agreed actions will be initiated.

If the estimated provisions turn out to be too high, a pro rata refund will be made to each participant. If the provisions were too low, the concerned group will decide how to further proceed.

How much does membership cost?2023-09-21T22:18:38+02:00

We want to pass  our low running costs directly on to our members.

As we do not aim to be engaged in permanent legal disputes, but rather to prevent them as a serious and relevant negotiating force, our primary aim is to count as many members as possible.

For this reason, we have kept our contributions as low as possible, divided into three scales:


  • Price for stand-alone companies with up to 4 sites in one country.


  • Price for groups with minimum 5 sites in maximum 2 countries.

International Groups

  • Price for groups operating sites in at least 3 different countries.


If you would like to have all basic information about Euranimi ready at all times, you can download relevant documents here in the future.

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