Trade

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Gareth Snell Gareth Snell Labour/Co-operative, Stoke-on-Trent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the ordinary duration of trade remedy measures will be five years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Minister of State (Department for International Trade) (and Minister for London)

Under the WTO Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Agreements, trade remedy measures can only remain in force for as long as is necessary to counteract the dumping or subsidy which is causing injury. There is no ordinary duration for measures to be in force. The maximum period measures can remain in force is five years.

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