Chinese truck tire tariffs to stay in UK despite EU court’s annulment

15 Jun 2022

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UK Trade Remedies Agency to initiate a ‘transition review’ London – Anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Chinese truck and bus tires will continue in the UK, despite a 4 May judgment by the European General Court to annul the tariffs. In a written statement to ERJ 14 June, the UK Trade Remedies Agency (TRA) said the decision by the European court did not apply in the UK, due to the country’s exit from the European Union.

“Anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures on Chinese tires are set to expire at the end of 2023,” TRA explained in its statement. The agency, it went on to say, will initiate a “transition review” before the measures expire to assess if they are still suitable for UK markets.  “This review will decide whether these measures should be kept, adjusted or revoked,” it added.

TRA did not provide a timeline for the reivew.

Last month, the European General Court ruled that the European Commission’s anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed on imports of truck  and bus tires from China in 2018 must be annulled.