The Public online consultation to establish dumping in trade defence investigations concerning the People’s Republic of China – Trade – European Commission is now open to receive your valuable opinion.

On the 11th December 2016, certain provisions of the Accession Protocol to the WTO of the People’s Republic of China expire.

As a result of this expiry, the European Commission is analysing the possible impact on the EU’s anti-dumping legislation.

Should an amendment of the anti-dumping legislation be deemed necessary, this may result in lower anti-dumping duties which may not offset the negative effects of dumping and may further increase dumped imports causing further injury to the EU industries concerned. This in turn may result in putting a number of jobs in the EU at risk.

The aim of the online consultation launched is to collect stakeholders’ input regarding the options on how to respond to the expiry of certain provisions of the Accession Protocol to the WTO of the People’s Republic of China. The consultation aims to ensure that all relevant stakeholders have an opportunity to comment on the economic and social impacts of the options under consideration.

The Commission will utilise the results of the consultation to help it identify the most suitable regulatory and non-regulatory actions to put into effect and decide whether – and how, in a sensible, effective and efficient manner – to propose amendments to Regulation (EC) N° 1225/2009 and Regulation (EC) N°597/2009.

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For more information please contact Stephanie Warrington at [email protected] or 01254 356473