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Department for International Trade written question – answered on 28th January 2019.

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Photo of Barry Gardiner Barry Gardiner Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the number of British companies in EU supply chains in which a party has an outstanding trade complaint being (a) considered and (b) investigated by the EU.

Photo of George Hollingbery George Hollingbery Minister of State (International Trade)

Trade remedies are currently under EU competence while we remain a Member State.

The European Commission is currently conducting four anti-dumping investigations, two anti-subsidy investigations and 14 expiry reviews. The Commission provides information about complaints to Member States on a confidential basis. The involvement of British companies in EU supply chains varies on a case by case basis.

The UK is committed to a rules-based international trade system and is in the process of establishing the Trade Remedies Authority to ensure that UK businesses continue to be protected from unfair and injurious trade practices once we leave the EU.

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