Evidence call – trade remedy measures

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has contacted British Marine and requested that it make the membership aware of a call for evidence it is currently holding about preparing a UK trade remedy regime in readiness for leaving the EU.

The call for evidence aims to identify which UK businesses produce goods currently subject to anti-dumping or anti-subsidy measures, or to an on-going investigation related to these (as an example, the EU imposed certain trade remedies to lessen the impact of large amounts of cheaper steel being imported from China).

The call for evidence asks those businesses to state whether they support, are neutral to, or oppose the maintaining of those measures when the UK begins to operate its independent trade remedy framework, following the UK’s departure from the EU. It asks for data about those businesses’ production and sales, and total UK production and sales, to enable the UK Government to assess whether the applications meet the required criteria and can be maintained.

If a measure does not receive an application to be maintained, or does not meet the required criteria, it will be terminated once the UK begins to operate its independent trade remedy framework.

DIT invites other interested parties to provide relevant information for measures of interest to them. This will enable DIT to make an accurate assessment of applications to maintain measures.

Further details can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/call-for-evidence-to-identify-uk-interest-in-existing-eu-trade-remedy-measures

Responses to the call for evidence, including applications to maintain measures and submissions of evidence should be emailed to traderemedies@trade.gsi.gov.uk by 12pm on 30 March 2018.

This story is from British Marine.

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