Modernising trade defence instruments

23-05-2018

Dumping and subsidising of exports by third countries are unfair trade practices that may cause injury to the importing country. World trade Organization (WTO) law allows to counter such injury by imposing specific duties known as trade defence instruments (TDIs). To ensure EU TDIs are appropriate to tackle new challenges to international trade, such as raw-material distortions in exporting countries, the Commission proposed to modernise the EU's basic Anti-Dumping (AD) and Anti-Subsidy (AS) Regulations. Parliament is due to vote during its May II plenary session on the early second-reading agreement reached in trilogue negotiations.

Dumping and subsidising of exports by third countries are unfair trade practices that may cause injury to the importing country. World trade Organization (WTO) law allows to counter such injury by imposing specific duties known as trade defence instruments (TDIs). To ensure EU TDIs are appropriate to tackle new challenges to international trade, such as raw-material distortions in exporting countries, the Commission proposed to modernise the EU's basic Anti-Dumping (AD) and Anti-Subsidy (AS) Regulations. Parliament is due to vote during its May II plenary session on the early second-reading agreement reached in trilogue negotiations.