Legal Affairs

FTA works to improve WTO and EU antidumping legislation and also supports individual members affected by European Commission investigations. Through excellent contacts within European and international trade institutions, FTA helps members understand and respond to complicated anti-dumping legal cases and legislation. FTA represents affected members in investigations, lobbying on their behalf and providing advice and updates. FTA also provides advice and assistance to members on matters concerning intellectual property.

Many companies and their customers rely on imports and are adversely affected when, following an investigation by the European Commission, anti-dumping/subsidy duties are imposed. FTA has a successful track record in helping members understand and navigate complicated anti-dumping cases and legislation.

FTA’s established relations with officials responsible for anti-dumping at the Commission and in Member States help us to offer individual support to members. This includes representing them in the course of investigations, lobbying on their behalf, and providing advice and progress reports to prevent duties being imposed.

FTA is also involved at a higher policy level at the Commission, European Parliament and Member State level to improve WTO and EU antidumping legislation. FTA provides advice and assistance to members on matters concerning intellectual property. The protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights is essential at both European and international level so that brand-name members’ rights are protected and retailers avoid loss of reputation by inadvertently selling counterfeit articles.