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What’s in a name – why categorising products precisely matters for trade remedies

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Electronic bicycle rental stand

What’s the difference between ‘Bicycles, tricycles and quadricycles, with pedal assistance, with an auxiliary electric motor with a continuous rated power not exceeding 250 watts’ and ‘Cycles, with pedal assistance, with an auxiliary electric motor’? They both have a unique commodity …

Track our progress: Trade Remedies Authority case milestones - August 2022

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We have launched an interactive case tracker to show the progress of each of our cases as they go through the investigation lifecycle. Subscribe here to receive automatic monthly updates of our interactive case tracker and view each stage of …

Trade remedies and climate change policy – allies or enemies?

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Trade remedies and climate change are both topical policy issues. But how do they fit together? Do they pull in the same direction? What might the future look like?   What are trade remedies? The UK’s Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) investigates …

A history of trade remedies in the UK: from alarm clocks to ironing boards

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What do mechanical alarm clocks, ladies’ raincoats, butter, rainbow trout and ironing boards have in common? The answer: trade remedies, i.e. duties on imports of these goods into the UK. UK trade remedies after EU exit The UK’s Trade Remedies …

How we're working to enhance our digital experience to benefit both internal and external service-users

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The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) is a year old! The organisation behind the TRA however, has been in place for three plus years, as has the technology stack, which was defined a long time before case investigations started. Whilst our …

The cycle of legal updates that could lead to better outcomes for Britain’s cyclists 

The TRA’s work is underpinned by regulations which were made in 2019. However, any lawyer will agree that the passing of legislation is rarely the end of the story – things need tightening up and adjusting as the regulations make …