The Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC) and the Ministry for Finance (MFIN) organised a consultation session on a ‘Public online consultation concerning a possible change in the methodology to establish dumping in trade defence investigations concerning the People’s Republic of China’.
On December 11, 2016, certain provisions of the Accession Protocol to the WTO of the People's Republic of China expire. As a result of this expiry, the European Commission is analysing the possible impact on the EU's anti-dumping legislation (more information can be found in attached background note). Should an amendment of the anti-dumping legislation be deemed necessary, this may result in lower anti-dumping duties which may not offset the negative effects of dumping and may further increase dumped imports causing further injury to the EU industries concerned. This in turn may result in putting a number of jobs in the EU at risk.
The aim of the online consultation is to collect stakeholders' input regarding the options on how to respond to the expiry of certain provisions of the previously mentioned Accession Protocol.
The consultation session was held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the MEUSAC offices in Valletta.