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EU Dumping Policy 3: NME, MES and the Linguistic Division of Labour

9 December 2016 | by Bjorn Delbeecke

China was the first hybrid economy with features of a non-market economy (NME) to accede to the WTO. A statement in its Accession Protocol says that the provision alluding to NME status will “in any event” expire fifteen year after its accession, on 11 December 2016. China therefore considers receiving market economy status (MES) as […]

EU Dumping Policy 2: China’s Market Economy Status

30 November 2016 | by Bjorn Delbeecke

A lot of attention currently goes out to the provisions of China’s WTO Accession Protocol dealing with, as it seems, an automatic expiry of its non-market economy status in December 2016. China claims that the provision which allows for an alternative method for calculating dumping margins will no longer apply fifteen year after its date […]

EU Dumping Policy 1: The Fairness of the Analogue Country Method

20 September 2016 | by Bjorn Delbeecke

Anti-dumping legislation is based on the rhetoric of fairness. The underlying concern is that a foreign company with considerable market power in its home country could sell its products at a loss in Europe to drive out competitors and increase its prices afterwards. The goal of anti-dumping measures, therefore, is to increase import prices when […]

Post-Coup Turkey and Its Implications for South Caucasus

9 September 2016 | by Nino Japarashvili

After several years of European attempt to locate the three South Caucasian countries, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, within a common framework, policies of these neighbouring states have become more distant to each other. Currently, the strategic region on the crossroads of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, finds itself in a situation where Official Tbilisi, […]

Asia matters for Europe & Europe matters for Asia – Is it really so?

11 May 2016 | by Natasha Marie Levanti

A few weeks ago, Mongolia kicked off the first of several events and high-level meetings under one common name: the Asia-Europe meeting. Dozens of side events including civil society forum, youth forum, business forum and various meeting of 51 heads of state, including the European Union as well as the ASEAN Secretariat will take place. […]