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EU trade remedies: have your say

27 February 2018

The Department of International Trade (DIT) has issued a call for evidence to identify which of the EU’s existing trade remedy measures matter to UK businesses

This call for evidence is part of the UK government’s preparation for a standalone trade remedy framework in readiness for the UK leaving the EU. The call for evidence is aimed at UK based producers of products covered by existing EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures or products covered by existing investigations.

Preparation for standalone trade remedy once the UK leaves the EU
Trade remedies are currently an EU competence. Investigations, decisions and monitoring of trade remedy measures are performed by the European Commission on behalf of all EU member states. There are currently over 100 EU trade remedies from 25 non-EU countries, some of which may be important to Northern Ireland manufacturers.

Existing trade remedy measures which matter to UK businesses, and which meet the necessary criteria, including World Trade Organisation (WTO) requirements around the level of support from domestic producers will be maintained but not all the existing EU measures may be relevant.

How to respond to the call for evidence
When responding businesses should state which measures matter to them now in order to gather the majority of data ahead of the UK operating its independent trade remedy framework. Once DIT has this information it will be able to assess which measures meet the criteria.

You can respond by emailing or by post to Trade remedies call for evidence, 2nd Floor, 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW.

The deadline for submissions is midday on Friday 30 March 2018.

Read full details on the call for evidence to identify UK interest in existing EU trade remedy measures.