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Trade barrier investigations

All Trade Barriers Regulation investigations reports are working documents of the Commission services and are only provided for information purposes.

Since 1996, 24 TBR examination procedures have been initiated.

The TBR has been used to serve the needs of a variety of industries (music, textile, spirits…) and has considered practices of different trading partners (Brazil, Canada, Japan, Turkey et cetera).

In some of those cases, a solution has been reached through negotiation or action by the third country and in others by means of WTO dispute settlement procedures.