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Consultation on anti-competitive 'dumping' post-Brexit

The Government is gathering evidence to support protection of domestic producers against unfair foreign practices in a post-Brexit economy.


It is setting up its own Trade Remedies Authority, which will seek to prevent uncompetitive behaviour such as ‘dumping’ – where foreign businesses flood domestic markets with cut-price goods in a bid to kill off another country’s manufacturing capabilities.


EU measures currently offer protection to UK markets, but won’t apply after Brexit.


The Government has been consulting on which existing EU measures will still be relevant to the UK post-Brexit – the provisional findings can be found at https://bit.ly/2NFQxv5.


Some products might not be protected not be once we have left the EU – unless UK producers are identified.


If your company produces any of the products listed below, contact traderemedies@trade.gov.uk by noon on 24 August 2018. For more information contact lizzy.hawkins@trade.gsi.gov.uk.


To help firms make representations in this matter, there will be an industry roundtable event at 3 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2AW, 11am–noon on Monday 6 August and two webinars - one starting at 3 pm on Thursday 9 August (Register here) and the second starting at 11am on Thursday 16 August (Register here).


The 48 products are:
Acesulfame potassium
Aluminium foil
Aluminium foil in large rolls
Aluminium foil in small rolls
Aluminium radiators
Aspartame (sweetener)
Barium Carbonate
Citric acid
Citrus fruits
Coated fine paper
Electric bicycles
Ferro Silicon
Graphite electrode systems
Hand pallet trucks & their essential parts
High tenacity polyester yarns 
Lever Arch Mechanisms
Lightweight thermal paper (65gr/m2 or less)
Low carbon ferro-chrome
Manganese dioxide
Molybdenum wires
Monosodium glutamate
Okoume plywood
Open mesh glass fibre fabrics
Oxalic Acid
Ring binder mechanisms
Seamless pipes and tubes (large 406.4mm)
Seamless pipes and tubes of iron or steel
Silicon metal
Sodium cyclamate
Sodium gluconate
Solar glass
Solar panels
Stainless steel cold rolled flat products
Stainless steel tubes and pipe butt wielding fittings
Stainless steel wires 
Steel (wire) ropes and cables
Sulphanilic acid
Tartaric acid
Threaded tube and pipe cast fittings of malleable cast iron
Trichloroisocyanuric acid
Tube and pipe fittings of iron or steel
Tubes and pipes of ductile cast iron
Tungsten Carbide
Tungsten Electrodes.