The research, commissioned by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and undertaken jointly by Copenhagen Economics and Van Bael and Bellis (lawyers), takes a look at some of the technical and practical challenges faced by an investigating authority in conducting anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations.
Issues covered include:
- how can the impact of dumped or subsidised imports best be assessed?
- what is the best way of assessing the causal link between injury and dumping, or subsidies?
- which factors should be considered when assessing injury, and over which timescales?
- what weights should be given to individual injury indicators?
- what are the options for calculating an injury margin and what are their strengths and weaknesses?
- in assessing ‘economic interest’, whose interests should be considered by the investigation, what factors should be taken into account and how could these be measured?
- what is the best way of evaluating a trade remedies system?
The report will, along with extensive stakeholder engagement and research, help inform the development of a future UK Trade Remedies Framework.