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Turkey goes to WTO dispute settlement over EU steel safeguard
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Turkey goes to WTO dispute settlement over EU steel safeguard

The European Union is revising for a second time its steel import safeguard which it formally introduced in February 2019. Turkey is now potentially complicating the process. Imports of steel from across the world were restricted following the United States’ decision to introduce high tariffs on steel imports on national …

TDI Series: Signs of more liberal stance as UK sets out post-Brexit trade remedy procedures
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TDI Series: Signs of more liberal stance as UK sets out post-Brexit trade remedy procedures

British businesses are facing a potentially challenging period of transition as Britain moves towards setting its own autonomous policy on trade remedies post-Brexit. A full set of measures to regulate and apply anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measures will apply in the United Kingdom from January 2021 onwards, after the UK’s …

Week in Brussels: Duties on fasteners from Malaysia 2.0, elephant trade, G7
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Week in Brussels: Duties on fasteners from Malaysia 2.0, elephant trade, G7

It’s been a fairly quiet week in Brussels as befits any last week of August in Europe. But quiet weeks are good moments for ‘interesting’ moves by the European Commission’s antidumping directorate. This week we saw among others an extension of bike antidumping duties from China on grounds that look …

Bicycles: 30 years of trade protection for a profitable EU industry
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Bicycles: 30 years of trade protection for a profitable EU industry

Today the European Commission extended for another five years anti-dumping duties on bicycles imported from China. The duties, which range from 19.2% to 48.5% also apply to imports from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Cambodia and the Philippines inasmuch as they involve Chinese inputs. Japanese and Taiwanese-owned companies operating out of …

Long read – Self reliance: the emerging EU trade policy trend in a hostile world
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Long read – Self reliance: the emerging EU trade policy trend in a hostile world

The European Commission no longer seems to trust global norms, fora or rule-making negotiations to uphold its interests in digital, competition, industry and trade policy. In fact many norms hardly exist and won’t likely emerge so quickly. The EU’s executive arm has been rethinking its policy toolkit and is seeking …