As a Project Manager you are only responsible and interested in getting it built on time, to the right spec. as cheaply as possible and collecting your Performance related Bonus on top of your Annual Income.So if I’m managing a £100M project that is steel intensive, do I buy Chinese steel that is half the price of European equivalents. I can’t buy British steel; the products I need aren’t made in the UK any more.
To answer my own question, I’m going to buy the cheapest steel of the quality required. Which will almost certainly be Chinese.
So you will buy from China.
Looking at it from a non Project Manager point of view, and especially in the light of recent events, you may wonder if it was such a good idea to give up on the capability of once making the best steel ( amongst other things ) in the world.