An introduction to UK Trade Remedies Authority’s Investigations
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Last updated on 16/07/2021

The following EU Law practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • An introduction to UK Trade Remedies Authority’s Investigations
  • Introduction to the Trade Remedies Authority
  • TRA’s dumping investigations
  • Initiation of an anti-dumping investigation
  • Conduct of dumping investigations
  • Initiation of a dumping transition review
  • Conduct of a dumping transition review
  • TRA’s subsidy investigations
  • Initiation of a subsidy investigation
  • Conduct of a subsidy investigation
  • More...

An introduction to UK Trade Remedies Authority’s Investigations

Introduction to the Trade Remedies Authority

On 29 April 2021, the UK enacted the Trade Act 2021 (the Act). The Act established the UK’s Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) and conferred certain functions to it. In addition, it made provision for the implementation of international trade agreements that the UK has negotiated. It also made provision for the collection and disclosure of information related to trade.

The TRA was established as an independent non-governmental body which would provide the Secretary of State with advice, support and assistance in connection with:

  1. the conduct of an international trade dispute

  2. functions of the Secretary of State relating to trade, and

  3. functions of the TRA

The advice, support and assistance also covers trade remedies. The TRA is tasked with investigating trade remedies related to dumping, subsidies and safeguards. Most of the functions are conferred on the TRA by the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 (T(CT)A 2018). T(CT)A 2018, Sch 4 Pt 1 contains the procedure for investigating dumping and subsidies. The procedure for investigating safeguards is contained in T(CT)A 2018, Sch 5 Pt 1. The TRA is also tasked with transition reviews. The transition reviews are concerned with reviewing the need to maintain, vary or revoke EU trade remedy measures that were transitioned into UK law as a result of Brexit.

TRA’s dumping investigations

Initiation of an anti-dumping

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