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.
EU tightens anti-dumping measures on optical fibre cables from China to defend significant EU industry
The European Commission has doubled its anti-dumping duties on optical fibre cables from China, following an investigation which found that Chinese exporters of optical fibre cables were attempting to impede the effects of the original measures.
EU renews duties on dumped metal compound from China, helping increase sustainability and reduce dependence on imports of critical raw material
The European Commission has renewed anti-dumping duties on imports of tungsten carbide from China for another five years, following an investigation which showed that EU industry would sustain injury from dumped imports if the measures were to lapse.
Negotiations on an Agreement on Investment Facilitation for Development (IFD) were concluded at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva today.
Today, the Commission imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of stainless steel refillable kegs originating in China for a period of five years. The duties imposed range from 62.6% to 69.6%.
EU modifies regulation to facilitate steel trade from Great Britain to Northern Ireland under the Windsor Framework
Today the Commission amended the EU’s steel safeguard regulation to create two new tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for steel products released for free circulation in Northern Ireland from other parts of the UK.
Today, the Commission published an implementing regulation maintaining the EU steel safeguard measure until its expiry on 30 June 2024. All tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) of the steel safeguard will continue to be increased (liberalised) by 4% as of 1 July 2023.
The European Commission and the High Representative today published a Joint Communication on a European Economic Security Strategy.
The EU-Angola Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement (SIFA) has today taken a big step towards approval, with the Commission sending proposals to the Council on the signature and conclusion of the agreement.
Today, the European Commission has adopted its negotiating directives for a Critical Minerals Agreement (CMA) with the United States. The objective is to foster EU-US supply chains in critical raw materials needed in the production of electric vehicle batteries.