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Iron and Steel: Import Duties

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 17028, tabled on 16 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of amending section 51 of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 ahead of the end of UK steel safeguard measures on 30 June 2021.

Answered on

21 June 2021

HM Government remains committed to protecting domestic industries against unfair practices, such as dumping and subsidies, surge of imports and market distortions.

The Secretary of State will make a decision to accept or reject the TRA recommendation soon. Her powers in this respect are limited: she can only accept or reject the recommendation as a whole.

In addition, I can confirm that the Secretary of State is taking a close look at the tools available to her to protect British industry and to deal with unexpected import surges and unfair trading practices.

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