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What’s the cost? The economic case for trade remedies

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Trade remedies protect domestic businesses against injury caused by dumped or subsidised imports, or unforeseen surges in imports. They usually take the form of ad valorem tariffs. The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) conducts investigations to determine whether to apply trade …

Know your tariff: getting to grips with the different forms of trade remedy measures

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At the Trade Remedies Authority, we conduct investigations and recommend trade remedy measures to counter imports which are causing or threatening injury to domestic industry. These measures can take alternative forms, but ultimately have the same effect of making it …

The blurring of boundaries between goods and services: what is the future for trade remedies?

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In today’s age of economic digitisation, we live in a world that is not only more interconnected than ever, but also increasingly dominated by trade in services. Undoubtedly, this poses both challenges and opportunities for trade policy, as it tries …

Your business data and how we protect business confidentiality

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Data drives decision-making for international trade and business decisions. It is the lubricant that oils the wheels of trade and fuels the core of the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA). At the same time, we’ve previously written about transparency being imperative …

Trout, tiles and tariffs: trade remedies matter to consumers too

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As economic uncertainty rises, UK households grapple with a rising cost of living, whilst the consumer confidence index has fallen to record lows (Organisation for Economics Cooperation and Development, 2022). We’ve previously looked at the link between the UK’s economic …