Disputes & TDI

Fatty alcohols : WTO confirms EU expired TDI measures remain under dispute panel purview
Disputes & TDI WTO & Plurilaterals

Fatty alcohols : WTO confirms EU expired TDI measures remain under dispute panel purview

The latest Appellate Body report confirms that it has jurisdiction over expired measures when these are annulled or lapse during a dispute settlement proceeding in the World Trade Organization. It also rebuffs once more the EU for not properly disclosing information to the foreign companies it investigates in trade defence …

EU Pakistan WTO plastics dispute turns into battle over how to handle illegal subsidies
Disputes & TDI WTO & Plurilaterals

EU Pakistan WTO plastics dispute turns into battle over how to handle illegal subsidies

When the EU decided not to renew ‘countervailing duties’ on imports of polyethylene telephtalate from Pakistan in September 2015 that had been in place for a decade, the South Asian government initially considered withdrawing a complaint it had filed a few months earlier against these measures in the WTO.   …

Retailers blast Parliament position on new EU trade defence method
Disputes & TDI Internal EU politics

Retailers blast Parliament position on new EU trade defence method

The Foreign Trade Association, the EU’s main retailing and light industry organisation, released a new position paper on EU plans to adapt its trade defence methodology as it moves to do away with ‘non market economy’ status for countries like China. The organisation calls on the European Parliament to review its demands.   The move came …