Guide

Anti-dumping and countervailing duties

Introduction

Anti-dumping duty is imposed on imports 'dumped' in the EU - ie sold at a price substantially below their normal value, usually their domestic market price. Anti-subsidies and countervailing measures apply duties or other actions, such as import quantity restrictions, to imports that benefit from specific subsidies in their country of origin. Safeguards are actions temporarily imposed on imports expected or likely to cause serious damage to a domestic industry competing with the imported goods.

This guide covers anti-dumping duty measures, safeguard measures and advice on what to do if you think goods are being dumped.