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If you believe safeguard action might be justified, you should present a duly substantiated request to the authorities in one or more EU countries.

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If the Commission (after consulting the national authorities) considers there is sufficient evidence to justify an investigation, it will open one (by publishing a notice in the EU’s Official Journal). The Commission can also launch investigations on its own initiative.

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EU's trade defence measures protect over 460,000 European jobs

Today, the European Commission published its Annual Report on the EU's trade defence activities of 2021. The Report concludes that 462,000 EU jobs were directly protected by the EU's trade measures in 2021 in key EU manufacturing sectors such as aluminium, steel, ceramics and green technology.