Modernisation of Trade Defence Instruments: Initial Appraisal of the Commission's Impact Assessment

14-10-2013

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment accompanying its Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) n° 1225/2009 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community and Council Regulation (EC) n° 597/2009 on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Community (COM (2013) 192 final), which was submitted on 10 April 2013 and which aims at modernising the EU’s trade defence policy in order to respond to the new challenges in the international trade environment.

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment accompanying its Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) n° 1225/2009 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community and Council Regulation (EC) n° 597/2009 on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Community (COM (2013) 192 final), which was submitted on 10 April 2013 and which aims at modernising the EU’s trade defence policy in order to respond to the new challenges in the international trade environment.