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Department for International Trade discusses China and anti-dumping policy

2 February 2017

The EU External Affairs Sub-Committee holds a one-off evidence session on Market Economy Status for China and anti-dumping policy.


Thursday 2 February, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 11.15am

  • Amanda Brooks, Director (Trade Remedies, Access and Controls), Trade Policy Group, Department for International Trade

Possible questions

Questions likely to be covered in the evidence session include:

  • What is the UK Government's view on Market Economy Status (MES) for China? Are other EU Member States aligned with the UK position?
  • Does the UK agree with the Commission's proposal to not grant MES to any country?
  • What WTO rules govern the recognition of MES? What redress does a country such as China have, if it feels it is being treated unfairly?
  • The EU has proposed a new methodology for calculating the ‘normal' value of products and dumping margins. Is the methodology fit for purpose?
  • Will the UK Government be able to continue current EU anti-dumping measures after Brexit?


The EU External Affairs Sub-Committee is examining the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Union and Regulation (EU) 2016/1037 on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Union.

The Committee wrote to Lord Price CVO, Minister of State for Trade Policy, on 12 January 2017 to raise a number of questions. The Committee has received a response from Lord Price on 26 January 2017.

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