European Commission

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Two Provisional EU AD Measures Discuss Role of CCP in Company Management

Continuing its trend of looking at the role of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in company management when carrying out the normal value calculation in anti-dumping cases, the European Commission last week issued two decisions adopting provisional measures in which it examined this issue. One case involved imports of certain

EU Decision To Extend AD Duties on Wire Rod Discusses Role of CCP in Company Management

Following a request by the domestic industry for an expiry review of an existing anti-dumping measure, the European Commission has decided to extend definitive anti-dumping measures on imports of wire rod steel products from China. One interesting aspect of the Commission's reasoning relates to the involvement of the Chinese Communist

EU Anti-Dumping Decision on Aluminum Discusses Role of CCP in Company Management

The European Commission has adopted definitive anti-dumping measures on imports of flat-rolled aluminum products from China, but suspended their application temporarily for 9 months. The level of the anti-dumping duties ranges from 14.3% to 24.6%. One interesting aspect of the Commission's reasoning relates to the involvement of the

European Commission Official Pushes Plurilateral Agreement on "Competitive Neutrality," and Wants China Included

In testimony before the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade earlier this week, Antonio Fernández-Martos, head of unit of Multilateral Affairs and WTO at DG Trade, set out briefly the European Commission's vision of a plurilateral WTO agreement on "competitive neutrality" that could include China. In a communication from February

European Commission Documents Its Trade Defence Measures, With Details on Anti-Subsidy Measures Against China's "Transnational" Subsidies

The European Commission released its "39th Annual Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the EU’s Anti-Dumping, Anti-Subsidy and Safeguard activities and the Use of Trade Defence Instruments by Third Countries targeting the EU in 2020." The announcement indicates that China is the leading

EU Outlines Trade Policy Plans

The European Commission issued its internal Trade Policy Review (COM(2021) 66 final) on February 18, 2020, setting out an “open, sustainable and assertive trade policy” to ensure “open and fair trade with well-functioning, diversified and sustainable global value chains.” The document was released soon after

New European Anti-Subsidy Complaint Against Aluminum Foil from China

The European Commission has announced the initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding concerning imports of aluminium foil originating in China. The Notice states: The complaint was lodged on 21 October 2020 by six Union producers (‘the complainants’), representing more than 50 % of the total Union production of aluminium converter foil.The
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