The new EU anti-dumping methodology and other upcoming changes to the EU anti-dumping rules
The new EU anti-dumping methodology was published in the Official Journal on 19 December 2017. Regulation (EU) 2017/2321 sets out new rules for establishing normal value in case of “significant distortions” in the market of the exporting country.
In a related development, on 5 December 2017, the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament reached a political agreement on the modernisation of the EU's trade defence instruments, addressing, amongst other matters, the partial waiver of the lesser-duty rule (LDR), the relevance of social and environmental standards in anti-dumping investigations and the issue of “pre-disclosure”.
While these two sets of amendments were agreed upon independently and result from different necessities and political motives, together they constitute a major overhaul of the EU’s existing anti-dumping rules.
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