Adored and Despised in Equal Measure: An Assessment of the EU’s Principle of Market Economy Treatment in Anti-Dumping Investigations Against China

  • Robert M. MacLeanEmail author
Part of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law book series (EUROYEAR, volume 3)


Compared to the scale of the volume of trade in general between the EU and China, EU anti-dumping duties should be only a minor irritant in the trading relationship between the two sides. In theory, only a small volume of imports from China are covered by EU anti-dumping measures. Yet, despite this situation, the issue of recognition of China as a market economy country as a whole, and specifically the application of MET in EU anti-dumping actions directed against it, raises passions that seem quite disproportionate. It is therefore useful to try to empirically assess what is the real economic impact of the EU’s anti-dumping approach towards China in light of the use of the conditional MET principle.


European Commission Market Economy Chinese Enterprise International Account Standard Chinese Exporter 
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The author wishes to thank Haiya Wo at Squire Sanders Dempsey (UK) LLP for her assistance in providing research support for this project.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (UK) LLPBrusselsBelgium

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