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Commission publishes report on GSP Plus countries’ compliance with sustainability rules

The Commission has published a report on the fourteen countries GSP Plus for their compliance with the international conventions on human and labour rights and environment. Compliance is a a prerequisite to benefit from greater trade preferences under the EU’s General System of Preferences for developing countries.   “Six countries …

INTERVIEW: L. Alan Winters on China MES – “a coordinated view would look like the rest of the world is ganging up on China”
China Exclusive Interviews Trade defence WTO & Plurilaterals

INTERVIEW: L. Alan Winters on China MES – “a coordinated view would look like the rest of the world is ganging up on China”

In an interview with Borderlex, L. Alan Winters asks if the unfolding crisis in the steel sector should be the overarching consideration for a forthcoming EU decision to grant China ‘market economy status’ in its antidumping policy this year. Winters also warns that if the West refuses to do so, there could be consequences for China’s commitment to …

China Trade defence WTO disputes

Will WTO EU antidumping ruling compliance report bear on the EU’s China ‘market economy status’ debate?

Antidumping experts are still reading the long WTO compliance report published early this week on a 2012 ruling concerning antidumping measures on Chinese iron and steel fasteners. The ruling comes at a delicate time when the future of China’s ‘market economy status’ is being hotly discussed in the EU ahead …