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ECIPE Lunch Seminar: Post-Mandelson Anti-dumping in the EU

April 24 2008
Venue: ECIPE’s offices, Rue Belliard 4-6, 7th Floor, 1040 Brussels
Time: 12:00

Anti-dumping is at the heart of EU trade-policy making. In 2006 Peter
Mandelson made it his priority to lead efforts to foster the idea of reform of
the EU’s use of this controversial trade instrument. But his 2006 Green Paper
on trade defence instruments failed to generate support within Europe and was shelved in early 2008.

Since 2006, the volume of anti-dumping investigations has continued to
increase, generating a substantial burden on international trade. Two weeks ago
the Commission launched the latest review of current anti-dumping measures,
involving imports of leather shoes from China
and Vietnam.
EU anti-dumping practice is not transparent and can easily degenerate into
protectionism. The need for comprehensive review and reform within the EU has
not gone away. But Peter Mandelson – the reform agenda’s pioneer – has.

This seminar will ask the question – what now for the future of
anti-dumping in Europe? From where and from
whom will the impetus for reform come? And in what direction does anti-dumping
policy need to move?

Fredrik Erixon is Project Director of ECIPE’s current Anti-dumping
Project, and has been writing on this subject for several years.

You are invited to contribute your views to this
lunch time discussion in a relaxed and informal setting.


Guest speaker:
Fredrik Erixon, Co-founder and Director of ECIPE

DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS SEMINAR ARE CLOSED.
For more information: info@ecipe.org
A light lunch will be served.

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