UK: What can the new Trade Remedy Authority do?

Can the new trade remedy authority shield UK businesses from unfair international trading practices? How and what do businesses need to do?


What is the UK TRA?

The UK Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) has launched as an independent arms-length body on 1 June 2021. The authority will investigate complaints from UK businesses about injury caused by unfair import practices, such as dumping and subsidies.


The TRA will investigate complaints from UK industries about unfair trading practices and unforeseen surges in imports.


The TRA will operate as an arms-length body of the Department for International Trade to investigate possible cases of dumping and subsidised imports through robust and objective analysis of evidence. Where appropriate, it will recommend the imposition of new trade remedy measures, such as tariffs, to stop injury to UK producers harmed by the unfair trading practices.


Review of trade remedy measures

The new body’s investigators will be reviewing 43 existing EU trade remedy measures relevant to UK industry which were transitioned when the UK left the EU Customs Union Eleven of these transition reviews are currently live, covering products from a range of sectors, including steel, fisheries and biodiesel.


Apply for investigations

Since 1 January this year, UK producers have also been able to apply for investigations into the need for new trade remedy measures. All applications can be made through the TRA’s online case management platform, the Trade Remedies Service. The TRA is the first organisation of its kind in the world to offer an end-to-end digital service for trade remedies cases.


How do investigations work?

There is extensive guidance that explains how the UK’s Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) investigates possible cases of dumped and subsidised imports and unforeseen surges in imports (known as safeguards investigations). Find out more:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-uk-trade-remedies-investigations-process


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How do I register with the TRA?

Parties should register online through the Trade Remedies Service. We can advise further on this


How can Customs Manager Ltd help?

We have helped many businesses successfully make the case for an anti-dumping duty or removal thereof and we have followed EU and UK policy on this for many years. We train on ADD cases and support businesses in replying to formal undertaking requests. Contact us to discuss how we can help.


Some case:


Trade remedies notice: a countervailing duty on hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in the People's Republic of China

Trade remedies notice of countervailing duty on hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in the People's Republic of China


Trade remedies notice: Anti-dumping duty on bicycles and certain bicycle parts originating in the People’s Republic of China (including bicycles consigned from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Tunisia)

Trade remedies notice of anti-dumping duty on bicycles and certain bicycle parts originating in the People’s Republic of China (including bicycles consigned from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri …


Trade remedies notice: an anti-dumping duty on ammonium nitrate originating in the Russian Federation

Trade remedies notice of anti-dumping duty on ammonium nitrate originating in the Russian Federation.


Trade remedies notice: countervailing duty on continuous filament glass fibre products originating in Egypt

Trade remedies notice for countervailing duty on continuous filament glass fibre products originating in Egypt.


Trade remedies notice: anti-dumping duty on ironing boards originating in the People’s Republic of China

Trade remedies notice for anti-dumping duty on ironing boards originating in the People’s Republic of China.


Trade remedies notice: countervailing duty on certain pneumatic tyres, new or retreaded, of rubber, of a kind used for buses or lorries and with a load index exceeding 121 originating in the People's Republic of China


Trade remedies notice for countervailing duty on certain pneumatic tyres, new or retreaded, of rubber, of a kind used for buses or lorries and with a load index exceeding 121 originating in the People's Republic of Chin…


Trade remedies notice: countervailing duty on hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in the People's Republic of China

Trade remedies notice of countervailing duty on hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in the People's Republic of China


Trade remedies notice: anti-dumping duty on certain cold rolled flat steel products originating in the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation

Trade remedies notice for anti-dumping duty on certain cold rolled flat steel products originating in the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation.


Trade remedies notice: safeguard measures on certain steel products – application of tariff rate quotas

Trade remedies notice of safeguard measures on certain steel products – application of tariff rate quotas.


Trade remedies notice: anti-subsidy amounts on biodiesel originating in the USA

Trade remedies notice for anti-subsidy amounts on biodiesel originating in the USA.

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