Green Lane at C5's Forum on International Trade Disputes

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 12:42

Yves Melin, a partner in Green Lane network firm McGuireWoods LLP will be speaking at a session titled “Movement for Increasing Transparency of International Trade Disputes: What this Means for Business” at C5’s 2nd Forum on International Trade Disputes which takes place in Brussels, Belgium on 11-12 October.

Whilst the number and size of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures against imports from non-EU countries have increased throughout the manufacturing industry in Europe, so has the importance of expertise to identify and manage the risks.

The European Union and the US will be deciding their stance on the Market Economy Status of China. The EU will also be undergoing reform on the current trade defence measures. It’s vital that producers and users of key industries stay up to date with the latest changes taking place.

Many feel that some current defence measures, such as the ‘lesser duty rule’ are not doing enough to protect European businesses. The decisions made in upcoming months on the future of trade defence will have a lasting impact on European producers and users of products.

At this forum, Melin, along with other experienced practitioners, government officials and representatives of top trade associations will provide strategies and practical information, to ensure:

  • Awareness of the ever changing threats to market, policy and regulation

  • Trade defence measures are used to protect businesses in the EU and on the markets of non-EU countries

  • Best practices for staying up-to-date and exercising extreme caution with goods subject to anti-dumping or anti-subsidy measures