UK to Review Policy on Chinese Truck Tyres Following EU Tariff Annulment

The UK is set to review its policy regarding Chinese truck tyres following the recent annulment of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs by the European Union (EU). While the new final determinations have been made, it remains unclear how they will impact the UK.

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Published on
April 19, 2023

The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) of the UK did not annul the original tariffs when the ECJ's judgment was made, citing that it does not legally apply in the UK. The TRA has expressed its intention to review its policy independently, and it may not necessarily follow the EU's lead.

It is expected that unchanged tariff rates will remain in place for some time, given that the TRA typically takes more than a year to complete its inquiries. However, the TRA is expected to make a decision within the next six months, with October as the targeted timeframe.

While the wheels of international trade regulation move slowly, this decision by the UK's TRA will be closely watched. It remains to be seen whether the UK will align its policy with that of the EU or pursue an independent approach. Either way, this development is sure to impact the future of Chinese truck tyre imports to the UK.

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