Importers and Exporting Producers 

Helping you keep your markets open.

Access to the European market is critical to many exporting producers as well as for importers. The imposition of anti-dumping or countervailing duties can therefore have a substantial economic impact on foreign exporters and importers.

Where an anti-dumping or countervailing investigation has been initiated foreign producers and importers face intrusive investigations. They will therefore have to devote significant human and administrative resources if they are to be deemed cooperating with the investigation. It should be noted, however, that, although cooperation with the investigation cannot be compelled, it is generally advisable, since failure to cooperate with the investigation will lead to the imposition of the residual anti-dumping or countervailing duty and, in the case of producing exporters located in non-market economies, denial of Market Economy Treatment and/or Individual Treatment. For companies wishing to have effective access to the European market cooperating with the investigation is therefore essential.

The rules and procedures of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy proceedings allow the cooperating producing exporters and importers to materially affect the outcome of the investigation. In addition to the substantive rules, the legislation provides the enterprises concerned with important procedural rights, such as rights of disclosure, access to the file, the right to comment and be heard, and the protection of confidential information. By skilfully exercising these rights cooperating enterprises can effectively influence the outcome of the proceedings and successfully protect their legitimate interests. We help exporting producers and importers to assert and enforce their rights in all phases of trade defence proceedings. The scope of our services include in particular:

  • Advising and representing clients before the relevant EU institutions in anti-dumping and/or anti-subsidy investigations
  • Assistance in completing questionnaire responses
  • Advising and representing clients before the relevant EU institutions in interim and sunset reviews
  • Preparing new exporter applications and representing clients before the relevant EU institutions
  • Preparing applications for MET/IT (Market Economy Treatment and Individual Treatment) and representing these claims before the relevant EU institutions
  • Preparing claims for refunds of anti-dumping duties and representing these claims before the relevant EU institutions
  • Bringing actions before the European Courts.

 
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