The study compares regional policies of China, Brazil, ASEAN and MERCOSUR with the EU’s Cohesion Policy to inspire the policy debate on its future after 2020. Despite the fact that these countries differ significantly from the EU, they attach great importance to territorial policies and provide useful suggestions. Strategic priorities are supported by flexible territorial concentration and competition rules in their regional policies, and cooperation among regions and administrative capacity building are key components of policy implementation.
Brussels, 6 October 2017 – The Definitive Regulation for anti-dumping case AD635 on Hot Rolled Flat (HRF) steel from five countries was published today in the EU’s official journal. The case has proven highly irregular as it establishes ‘fixed’ duties on dumped imports from four of the five countries investigated – but it also leaves the door open for the use of Minimum Import Prices (MIP).
Brussels, 4 October 2017 – Yesterday the European Parliament, Commission and Council agreed on a new EU trade defence regime. Eurometaux, the European non-ferrous metals association, welcomes the efforts from all three institutions to define a “non-standard” anti-dumping methodology.
Brussels, 4 October 2017 – European Aluminium, the voice of the entire aluminium value chain, supports the agreement on a new EU trade defence regime that was reached yesterday during a final Trilogue meeting between the European Parliament, Commission and Council in Strasbourg.