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New European State aid rules for ports and airports
The European Commission recently approved new State aid rules that exempt certain aid measures to (air)ports from the obligation to obtain prior Commission approval.
The EU adopts new rules imposing supply chain due diligence obligations on EU importers of minerals and metals
On 3 April 2017, the Council of the European Union has adopted a Regulation which imposes supply chain due diligence obligations on EU importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3 TG) whether in the form of minerals or processed metals.
EU customs must refund anti-dumping duties with interest
The customs authorities of the Member States of the European Union (EU) are now required to pay interest on refunded anti-dumping duties.
The EU proposes changes to its methodology for calculating dumping
The EU proposes a new methodology for calculating dumping when the product under investigation is the object of significant price distortions caused by government interventions.
The EU proposes modernising and simplifying Dual-use Export controls
On 28 September 2016, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a modernised Regulation on export controls of dual-use items.
Public consultation on aspects of EU merger control
The European Commission proposal of 28 September 2016 proposes to modernise and simplify EU export controls of dual-use items
Trade Alert General Court EU, 18 October 2016
The General Court of the EU confirms the AD duties on imports of hand pallet trucks from China.
The General Court of the EU annuls the AD duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia
In a series of rulings issued on 15 September 2016, the General Court of the European Union (GC) annulled the anti-dumping (AD) duties imposed on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia but confirmed the possibility for the EU to tackle price distortions through the AD instrument.