Factsheet: Trade defence measures (Reg. 597/2009 & 1225/2009)

Trade defence measures (Reg. 597/2009 & 1225/2009)

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Trade Defence Measures - Council Regulation No 597/2009 of 11 June 2009 on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Community - Council Regulation No 1225/2009 of 30 November 2009 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community
Description: 
The EU supports businesses wanting to import into the EU by providing clear facts on the rules and requirements for importing into the EU. The EU applies trade defense measures such as anti-dumping measures, anti-subsidy measures or safeguards when EU industry is harmed by dumped or subsided imports. Some examples of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties: - biodiesel from USA (2009-2014); - biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia (2013-2018); - bio-ethanol from USA (2013-2018); - fatty alcohol & blends from India, Indonesia and Malaysia (2011-2016); - okoumé plywood from China (2004-2018); - ...
Goal/Aim: 
Protect the EU industry from dumped or subsidized imports.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
DG Trade

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Anti-dumping measures, anti-subsidy measures or safeguards when EU industry is harmed by dumped or subsided imports. Applied for biodiesel (US, Argentina, Indonesia), bio-ethanol (US) and plywood (China)
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1995
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2009