The Department for International Trade (DIT) is currently preparing a UK trade remedies framework in readiness for the UK leaving the EU and are looking to gather input from UK businesses regarding the trade remedies that matter to them.

There are currently over 100 trade remedy measures being applied by the EU, some of which are relevant to UK industry. DIT have issued a call for evidence which aims to identify which UK businesses produce goods currently subject to anti-dumping or anti-subsidy measures, or to an on-going investigation related to these.

It asks those businesses to state whether they support, are neutral to, or oppose the maintaining of those measures when the UK begins to operate its independent trade remedy framework. It asks for data about those businesses’ production and sales, and total UK production and sales, to enable us to assess whether the applications meet the required criteria and can be maintained.

If a measure does not receive an application to be maintained, or does not meet the required criteria, it will be terminated once the UK begins to operate its independent trade remedy framework.

The call for evidence will be open until 30 March 2018 and can be accessed on the Government website. Companies can email the Trade Remedies team on traderemedies@trade.gsi.gov.uk for queries relating to whether the call for evidence is relevant to them and how to respond to it.