Brexit: Trade remedies transition policy

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Trade remedies during the transition period

Trade remedies protect domestic industries against injury caused by unfair trade practices (imports of dumped or subsidised goods) or unforeseen surges in imports. They usually take the form of an additional duty placed on imports of specific products.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) assessed which of the existing EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy trade remedies mattered to the UK. This was done via a Call for Evidence consultation with UK industry and other interested parties, including international industry.

Trade remedies during the transition period

During the transition period the UK will still be a member of the EU Single Market and the Customs Union. Trade remedy investigations will continue to be carried out by the EU on behalf of the UK and all existing EU trade remedy measures will continue to be applied at the UK’s border.

DIT will continue to monitor any new trade remedy measures introduced by the EU before the UK begins operating its own independent trade policy. Where there is known UK producer interest in any new measure DIT will reach out to the relevant parties to assess whether the measure should be transitioned or terminated at the end of the transition period.

Transition reviews

All anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measures that the UK keeps will undergo a UK-wide transition review led by the Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate (TRID).

Transition reviews will assess whether the current measure is appropriate for the UK market and whether it should be varied changed or terminated. For further information please read the Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate (TRID) dumping, subsidisation and safeguarding investigations guidance document and TRID’s operational guidance.

Before starting a transition review TRID will ask DIT to publish a Notice of Determination. DIT will publish Notices of Determination as and when they are required. Once DIT have published a Notice of Determination TRID will then issue a Notice of Initiation to formally begin the transition review of the measure.

You can view all live and completed transition reviews on the Trade Remedies Service.

For more information about TRID or to express your views about any current trade remedies, email contact@traderemedies.gov.uk.

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