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.
An arbitration panel ruled in favour of the EU in a bilateral dispute with the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) under the EU–Southern African Development Community Economic Partnership Agreement (EU-SADC EPA ) over a safeguard measure imposed by SACU on EU imports of frozen chicken cuts.
Today (7 April 2022), the European Commission has imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of graphite electrodes from China.
As of today, 31 March 2022, EU exporters of ceramic tiles will no longer need to undergo redundant testing or product audits when they export to Saudi Arabia, meaning exporting will become cheaper, faster and more predictable.
Today, the EU imposed anti-subsidy duties on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in Indonesia and also India.
The EU has today adjusted the import quotas included in the EU’s steel safeguard.
Today, the European Commission extended for five years the anti-dumping duties in force on imports of aluminium household foil from China.
Today, the Commission extended the anti-dumping and countervailing duties currently imposed on imports of glass fibre fabrics (‘GFF’) originating in China to imports of GFF consigned from Morocco.
Today the European Commission published a regulation imposing anti-dumping duties on certain iron or steel fasteners imported from China. Duties have been set between 22.1% and 86.5%.
Today, the European Commission imposed countervailing duties on imports of aluminium converter foil from China. These duties come on top of the anti-dumping measures imposed on 8 December 2021 on the same product.