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Safeguard complaints

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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  • Trade defence

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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The European Commission published today an implementing regulation confirming the extension of the current steel safeguard measure for two more years, until June 2026. The regulation also adjusts the functioning of the measure, to adapt it to market conditions.

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