Proposal on New Methodology Needs Further Scrutiny

18-07-2017

FTA has recently published a statement on the “new methodology” to calculate normal value for countries where significant distortions to prices exist. FTA argues that while the Council proposal was very constructive and demonstrates a nice compromise among member states, the European Parliament’s proposal is undermining the Council’s achievements.

FTA considers that the Parliament’s position:

  • introduces new criteria that are problematical for EU importers, including onward processors; and
  • may not be legally enforceable.

In this statement, FTA urges the Parliament to reassess its proposal so that it meets wider approval and is WTO compatible.

Read the full statement

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