On Monday 23 January a technical briefing for MEPs on ‘EU-CHINA TRADE RELATIONS AND POSSIBLE CHANGES TO THE EU ANTI-DUMPING RULES?‘ has been organised by AEGIS Europe at the European Parliament. The briefing has been co-hosted by MEPs Mosca (S&D, IT), Lambsdorff (ALDE, DE), and Proust (EPP, FR).
9 December 2016 / The anti-dumping instruments used by the EU and other major WTO trading partners, such as the United States and Japan, will remain unchanged after a minor element in a single section of China's WTO Accession Protocol expires on 11 December 2016. This reality stands in stark contrast with China’s claim that the way other WTO members should treat it in anti-dumping investigations must change dramatically as of that date.
9 November 2016 / Following today’s publication of the European Commission’s changes to the EU anti-dumping legislation - designed to render China’s demand for Market Economy Status ‘irrelevant’ - Europe’s manufacturing industries have reacted with a firm warning that the proposal is neither robust nor future-proof.
27 October 2016 / AEGIS Europe, Committee of Regions, IndustriAll, European Trade Union, the European Trade Union Confederation, the Workers' Group and Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee, and 33 Members of the European Parliament today sent a letter calling on the European Commission to effectively defend EU producers against unfairly dumped Chinese exports.
18 October 2016 / "The existence of a robust EU trade defence system is fundamental to the future of industrial manufacturing in Europe, one which is losing production and jobs to China every day." AEGIS Europe responds to the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council and the Council: ‘Towards a robust trade policy for the EU in the interest of jobs and growth’
14 October 2016 / Representatives of industry and employers´ federations from Central and Eastern European (CEE) states - Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia - issued a joint declaration on MES China.