On 20 September, Field Fisher published this briefing, explaining that “trade remedies” usually come in the form of additional duties on imported goods (e.g. anti-dumping duty or import quotas), designed to create a level playing field in the domestic market.  It explains that UK producers who believe unlawful practices are being used can apply to the new Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) to investigate their allegations.  These unlawful practices can include dumping of goods for less than their value, or a direct or indirect subsidy on the imported goods’ costs, including delivery and production.  The UK already has a range of trade remedies measures in place across a range of sectors that it inherited from the EU. The UK trade remedies system is based on WTO law, but has its own novel features, which are found across a complex web of primary legislation and statutory instruments. The article explains the process, and the (limited) appeal process.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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