ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Mar 2020
In March 2020, the United Kingdom issued a notice announcing the initiation of a transition anti-subsidy investigation on imports of certain rainbow trout from Turkey. The investigation is still in progress.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom, Trade Remedies Investigation Directorate, Notice of Initiation TD0002: Countervailing duties on imports of certain rainbow trout originating in Turkey: https://www.trade-remedies.service.gov.uk/public/case/TS0002/submission/3087908c-b98b-4c21-9a72-ad78029fb8f6/
Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom, Case TD0002 public file: Transition anti-subsidy review Rainbow Trout from Turkey: https://www.trade-remedies.service.gov.uk/public/case/TS0002/
On 4 March 2020, the Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom published initiation notice No. 0002 concerning the transition anti-subsidy investigation on imports of certain rainbow trout from Turkey. Notably, the investigation concerns the existing EU trade defence duty introduced by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/309 of 26 February 2015, see related state act. The products subject to investigation are classified under HS code subheading 0301.91.90.11, 0302.11.80.11, 0303.14.90.11, 0304.42.90.10, 0304.82.90.10, and 0305.43.00.11. This investigation was initiated by the Department for International Trade without an application from the domestic industry.
The United Kingdom is at present only conducting reviews of existing EU trade defence interventions as part of the Trade Remedies (Dumping and Subsidisation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (as amended). The conclusion of any transition anti-subsidy investigation will first be implemented following the United Kingdom's withdrawal of the European Union following the transition period. During the transition period, all EU trade defence interventions are imposed by the UK.