On the 3rd of April 2012 the European Commission launched a Public Consultation on Modernisation of Trade Defence Instruments. The aim of the consultation is to explore different ways to modernise the EU's trade defence instruments, by asking stakeholders for their views on areas for possible improvements.
The EU's trade defence instruments are important to the EU industry, as they are often the only means that companies have in order to react to unfair international trading practices. And while the economic environment has changed significantly over the last decade, the rules of the EU's trade defence instruments have remained largely unchanged for more than 15 years.
The Public Consultation on Modernisation of Trade Defence Instruments is open to all stakeholders. The deadline for answering its questionnaire is 3 July 2012.