EU Trade Defence

EU trade defence
The EU’s trade defence system which comprises of an anti-dumping regulation and anti-subsidy regulation is based on WTO rules.

  • Dumping results when a company exports a product to another country at prices below their normal value, that is below the price established for the product to be placed on the domestic market (of the third country) or below the cost of production.
  • Subsidisation is when a State makes a financial contribution to the limited benefit of a specific firm, industry or group of firms or industries. Export subsidies and subsidies contingent on the use of domestic over imported goods are deemed to be specific.

Consultations on Anti-dumping & Anti-subsidy proceedings

The Economic Policy Department is inviting interested parties to forward any views/comments in relation to the trade defence investigations listed hereunder:
More information on the cases can be accessed through the DG Trade Website :

or by contacting the Economic Policy Department on 21249359. Any feedback is to be sent to