If the TRA finds that injury is being caused as a result of these practices, it can impose measures on foreign imports to 'level the playing field', usually in the form of additional duties.
TRA is also conducting numerous transition reviews of trade remedies measures
that were adopted from the EU to assess whether they are appropriate for the
domestic market. Following the reviews, the TRA will recommend to the
Secretary of State for International Trade that the measures are either varied
The UK legal framework, the operational practices of the TRA, and the transition review system are all entirely new and unfamiliar for both UK manufacturers and foreign producers and exporters.
Why choose our Trade Remedies lawyers?
Fieldfisher is the only law firm in the UK able to offer first-hand experience of how the TRA conducts its trade remedies investigations and makes its assessments under this new legal framework. We are able to provide pragmatic and cost-effective advice on ensuring the best review outcome for our clients.
We offer clients our knowledge and expertise to:
Make robust applications for new investigations into allegations of dumping, countervailable subsidies and unforeseen surges in imports, as well as for reviews of existing measures
Navigate trade remedies investigations and reviews, including strategy-setting, active participation throughout, and effective engagement with the TRA and other parties to maximise the prospect of achieving the outcome sought
Challenge decisions of the TRA and the Secretary of State for International Trade including through reconsiderations, appeals and judicial review
We have advised a variety of different industries on the full range of EU trade remedies measures and are already advising industry on the operation of the new UK regime, including some of the first applications for new trade remedies investigations to the TRA.
Notable deals and highlights include:
· We advised many EU sectors on the implementation of the new EU methodology used to calculate dumping for imports from non-market economies and the modernisation of the EU's trade defence instruments.
· We assisted EU industries in re-establishing and maintaining a level playing field on the EU market through EU trade defence measures, including bicycles and e-bikes, electronics, steel and ferrous metals; aluminium, glass fibres, paper, and solar panels, and various products of the chemicals and plastics industries.
· We supported EU industries to obtain fair market access in third countries in the face of unfair border or behind-the-border measures, including Australia, China, India and Turkey.
· We assisted companies in addressing market access and other trade issues related to intellectual property rights, product safety and other product or environmental regulations.
Latest trade remedies news and views
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