Montreal, June 4, 2018 – The national aluminium associations’ leaders from Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan held an exceptional meeting of the aluminium industry from the G7 member countries on June 3rd and 4th in Montreal, and called for a Global Multilateral and Governmental Forum on Aluminium Overcapacity. The event took place with the active participation of the Canadian and Quebec governments, representatives of G7 governments and of the industry leading companies from Canada, USA, Europe and Japan.
Today, the EU has launched legal proceedings in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against Chinese legislation that undermines the intellectual property rights of European companies.
The new law enters into force on the day after its publication in the EU Official Journal, expected in the first half of June 2018.
The EU could impose higher tariffs on unfairly cheap imports from non-EU countries, under new rules adopted by MEPs on Wednesday 30 May.
“Civil society’s contribution enriches the multi-faceted partnership between the European Union and the People’s Republic of China, and results in better international relations,” agreed the EESC president Luca Jahier and the vice-president of the Chinese Economic and Social Council, Yang Chongui, during the 16th Round Table meeting between their institutions. A joint statement released by the two counterparts following the 16th EU-China Round table meeting, which took place on 28-29 May in Varna, Bulgaria, summarises the main conclusions and recommendations of the meeting.
Today, the European Parliament is set to adopt new rules to combat unfair cheap imports. Under the new rules higher tariffs can be imposed against dumped or subsidised imports from non EU-countries to better protect European jobs and industries.