Trade defence

China Trade defence

China responds to EU anti market economy status protests by calling for dialogue and respect of WTO obligations

In a long op-ed published with the EU Observer in the aftermath of Monday’s protests in Brussels against the notion of granting Chinese imports market economy treatment in antidumping proceedings, China’s Ambassador to the EU Yang Yanyi warned about caving in to protectionist pressures in the EU.   “The protectionist …

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Commission’s MES mitigating measures would be “cherry-picking on the Parliament’s report on TDI reform” – EP Rapporteur

The three options the Commission presented early February to stakeholders (See Borderlex PRO 2 & 10 February 2016) on how it could handle the issue of offering China market economy treatment – China MES – in its antidumping law as of December 2016 are raising questions whether such a move …

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Satire: China market economy status protests in Brussels as socialists chide China for being socialist and European free traders welcome more trade protection

The China market economy status debate in Europe is interesting to observe: workers have joined forces with the capitalists to protest against granting China market economy status in order to have the right to perpetuate a long-ingrained trade practice of not letting capitalist free trade and competition prevail in EU …

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China antidumping update

Commissioner Malmström has written a letter to Beijing asking it to act against overcapacity in its steel industry. Meanwhile the latest antidumping measures involving Chinese products revealed this week include:   A new expiry review on a 2009 anti-dumping measures on okoumé plywood – in the meantime the duties remain …