Guidance

The UK trade remedies investigations process

How the Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate will carry out transition reviews into existing EU measures and investigate if new measures are needed.

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This guidance explains how the UK’s Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate (TRID) will investigate possible cases of dumped and subsidised imports and unforeseen surges in imports (known as safeguards investigations).

We will begin investigating new cases when the UK leaves the EU Customs Union. This will enable us to determine whether a new trade remedy measure is needed to protect UK industries.

During the transition period TRID will be carrying out transition reviews into current EU trade remedy measures which are relevant to UK industries. This guidance explains our investigations process and how we assess injury to UK industries from imports and how we consider possible causes of injury. You can also find out how we will apply the Economic Interest Test which assesses whether a new trade remedy measure is in the UK’s economic interest.

You can create an account and register your interest in UK trade remedy investigations and reviews on the Trade Remedies Service. You can also view active cases and reviews.

This is the first iteration of our operational guidance and we actively encourage feedback from interested groups and individuals. Please do contact us with any comments or questions contact@traderemedies.gov.uk.

Published 6 February 2020