EUROPEAN COMPETITIVENESS AND ANTIDUMPING POLICY
April 12 2007
The European economy has changed profile in the last decades. Globalisation has enabled firms in Europe – and all across the world – to enhance its production structure by breaking up the supply chain. Trade and sourced production are integral parts of the entire chain of production. We are trading in tasks rather than in finished goods.
This structure of production affects the dynamics of trade policy. What are the consequences of fragmented production structures for antidumping policy and other trade defence instruments? Last year the EU started a review of its policy for trade defence and the result of this process is expected later this autumn. Antidumping is a growing concern for the world economy.
Presentations from the conference:
- Upgrading European Competitiveness by Ewa Björling
- Lessons from evaluations of TDI by Cliff Stevenson
- Systemic Problems in Anti-Dumping Policy by Edwin Vermulst
- How Anti-dumping can damage the supply chains of globalised European companies by Henrik Isakson
- Trade Remedies: What are the Issues? by Hylke Vandenbussche
- Rules on Contingent Protection Revisited Once Again… by Patrick Messerlin