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China Trade defence

China antidumping: Business Europe won’t participate in Commission public consultation as options seen as too “narrow”

In an angry letter to Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, the head of Business Europe Markus Beyrer explains why the biggest EU business lobby will not participate in the public consultation launched by the EU on the possibility of amending the EU’s trade defence law:   Excerpts from the letter:   “As …

ECJ Trade defence WTO disputes

Argentina biodiesel case strengthens WTO, ECJ jurisprudence obliging EU to take into account cost data provided by exporting companies

A long-awaited dispute settlement report of the WTO in a case brought by Argentina against antidumping measures imposed by the EU on biodiesel imports will likely oblige Brussels to make amendments to the measures in place. The EU is expected to lodge an appeal, and the European Biodiesel Board has …