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Trade defence instruments

Market liberalisation needs to be paralleled with a system of rules that efficiently address anti-competitive practices like dumping or subsidies, re-establishing a level playing field for all businesses. Sound competition is important to promote and support innovation, investment and business development. For BusinessEurope, the EU needs to have reliable and effective trade defence instruments in full respect of WTO rules in order to fight unfair trading practices by third countries.


Position papers Date
Towards an EU anti-coercion instrument - Feedback on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation on the protection of the Union and its Member States from economic coercion by third countries 31/03/2022
Recommendations to strengthen the EU foreign economic diplomacy in the area of sanctions * 02/09/2020
Modernisation of trade defence instruments - a BusinessEurope position paper 21/11/2012
Press releases Date
Better protecting the EU’s economic and financial interests 20/01/2021
Protecting the EU economy against extraterritorial sanctions 02/09/2020
U.S. decision on the Iran deal creates risks for political and economic stability 09/05/2018
New EU Anti-Dumping Methodology – level of protection maintained 03/10/2017
Trade vote aims at protecting against dumped and subsidised EU imports 20/06/2017
Modernised trade defence instruments must also strengthen the effectiveness of existing rules 10/04/2013
Public letters Date
Availability of short-term export credit insurance - Letter from Luisa Santos to Astrid Cousin, DG Competition 26/03/2020
United States sanctions against Cuba (Helms-Burton Act) - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Federica Mogherini 02/05/2019
U.S. sanctions against Iran - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Andrea M. Gacki, OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) of the US Department of the Treasury 15/10/2018
BusinessEurope’s position on the Commission’s legislative proposal for an EU regulation on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy 22/05/2017
Consultation on the draft communication on short-term export-credit insurance - Letter from Philippe de Buck to Commissioner Joaquin Almunia 23/07/2012
Speeches Date
European Parliament workshop on TDI modernisation - Address by Sven Gören 18/12/2012
High-level conference on modernisation of trade defence instruments - Speaking points for Adrian van den Hoven 10/05/2012


Eleonora Catella

Deputy Director
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Last updated: 6 July 2016