#Steel: Conservative MEPs call for retrospective EU tariffs on dumped steel

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

risley_steel_services_0c0d6926_bc5e_31d9_a880_369150ecb96fIn Brussels, Conservative MEPS are pressing for EU anti-dumping measures to be further streamlined.

While welcoming the European Commission’s announcement earlier this month that the time taken for investigations into cases of potential dumping is being cut from nine to eight months, they point out this remains considerably longer than the process takes in the United States.

Industry spokesman Ashley Fox said: “Allowing eight months between an investigation being launched and duties being imposed is still too long. We want the European Parliament to examine the possibility of reducing this time further as part of wider efforts to create an EU trade defence system that effectively prevents injury to our industries. The Commission must also be ready to register imports of steel products which threaten domestic steel production and, should dumping be found to be occurring, to impose retrospective duties.”

Conservative International Trade spokesman Emma McClarkin MEP wants the plight of the steel industry to be placed on the agenda of a meeting of G20 countries in China later this year.

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