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July 2016

International Trade Amicus: June 2016

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EU trade defence instruments at a deadlock? -

Market economy status for China, in the backdrop of ongoing crisis in the steel industry, is the topic of discussion in the Article in this issue. The Article explores various options available with the EU noting that question is currently very high on the EU agenda and lobbying efforts from various industries are expected to increase. It is opined that the European Parliament and the Member States could agree on the market-economy status for Beijing in exchange of the introduction of new rules for determining the dumping margin in order to address the specific market conditions (without specifically targeting China), in a way as done in case of Russia. According to the author, another remote possibility would be to negotiate with China the grant of full market economy treatment for certain Chinese sectors in exchange for limited protection for specific EU industry. Similarly it is noted that Member States have not been able to reach an agreement at the European Council in respect of amendments in the trade defence mechanisms…

 

Trade Remedy News

  • 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane or R-134a from China – Indian authorities recommend continuation of anti-dumping duty, after sunset review
  • Cold rolled/cold reduced flat steel products (specified) from China , Japan, Korea RP and Ukraine, and specified Hot-rolled flat products from China , Japan, Russia, Korea RP, Brazil and Indonesia – Indian authorities extend time to submit responses
  • Digital Versatile Discs-Recordable (DVD-R) from Vietnam & Thailand – India continues anti-dumping duty after sunset review
  • Methyl Acetoacetate from USA and China – India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty
  • Methylene Chloride / Dichloromethane from China and Russia - India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from India – USA issues Countervailing duty and Anti-dumping duty Orders
  • Re-sealable can end closures from India – Australia initiates anti-dumping investigation

 

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