There has been a lot of talk about EU trade defence policy recently. The focus is on the EU’s recent steel safeguard measures. In Brussels and some member states such as France, Italy, and increasingly in Germany, the public discussion focuses on the ‘defence’ aspect of the EU’s trade remedies …
Trade ministers will air their differences today (2 February) on the tricky issue of granting China market economy status starting in December, which Beijing considers to be ‘automatic’, following its admission to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Daniela Vincenti reports.
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 …
Will the EU’s antidumping authorities be obliged to treat China as a market economy in late 2016? Laurent Ruessman thinks this is not the case.
INTERVIEW: Guy de Jonquières – China could launch WTO dispute if not granted ‘market economy’ status
We’re interviewing a few experts on the issue of China’s market economy status in the WTO. Our first expert is Guy de Jonquières, former Financial Times journalist specialised in China and trade policy, and now a writer and think tank analyst.
Let’s bring some facts and rational reasoning into the discussion about China’s market economy status. By Iana Dreyer.
After calls for trade action at a EU Council meeting on 9 November 2015 dedicated to the crisis in the steel sector: can the EU ‘do’ something about steel imports? Brief initial comments by Iana Dreyer
Why the EU will not kick the China antidumping habit so quickly By Iana Dreyer.
The EU Commission released its latest trade defence statistics today. These cover its anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations over the year 2014. As suspected, trade defence activity has been up again compared with 2013, with Chinese firms the single most important target, and the iron and steel sector the single most important user of …
Preliminary data released by the European Union’s (EU) commission in Brussels on Friday covering its trade defence activity reveal that its case load could be trending up again. Eleven new anti-dumping or anti-subsidy investigations were launched in the first ten months of 2014.