If you believe safeguard action might be justified, you should present a duly substantiated request to the authorities in one or more EU countries.
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.
The Commission has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of certain polyethylene terephthalate (‘PET’) plastic products from China, defending EU companies and more than 1,500 jobs. The EU market of PET has a value of over €5.5 billion.
The 2022 report on the EU's trade defence activities, adopted today, shows that the European Commission has continued to be active and assertive in defending EU producers against unfair trade practices in 2022 by robustly applying the legislation and ensuring that measures are effective.