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

9 December 2016 | by

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 anti-dumping levies on Chinese solar panel products, the beginning of trade war?

10 June 2013 | by

The European Commission announced on  June 4th that it would impose provisional anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panel products from June 6th to August 6th. If the two sides fail to reach an agreement on August 6th, the anti-dumping tax rate will rise to 47.6%. This temporary tax rate will remain for six months, until […]