“The trialogue agreement paves the way for prompt legislative amendments – an important first step in addressing the complaint China has filed against the EU before the WTO.
The BDI welcomes the closer definition of the European Commission’s reporting duties. The decision not to increase the burden of proof for our companies in future anti-dumping proceedings is an equally positive development. However, German industry takes a critical view of the initiative to consider future wage and environmental dumping in the calculation of anti-dumping duties. The BDI rejects the politicisation of trade defence instruments. EU anti-dumping measures must be consistent with WTO regulations and EU policy to open global markets.”