Steel crisis and China: MEPs to push Council to update EU anti-dumping law 

MEPs will urge EU member states to agree to update the EU’s trade defence tools in a debate on Wednesday afternoon. They want draft trade defence laws, stuck in the Council for more than two years, to be unblocked so as to better position the EU to deal with its steel industry crisis and China’s demand that the EU recognize it as a market economy.

MEPs set out their suggestions for updating EU measures against unfairly priced imports in a resolution voted back in 2014. No legislative work on these measures has been done since then, because EU countries have failed to come up with a joint position.

The current EU trade defence law dates back to 1995.

MEPs called for a reform of EU anti-dumping law in a resolution voted in May.

Procedure: Council statement followed by a debate

Debate: Wednesday, 8 June

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