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AEGIS Europe brings together nearly 30 European associations representing a broad variety of industries including traditional industries, consumer branches, SMEs and renewable energy sectors, accounting for more than €500 billion in annual turnover and millions of jobs across the EU. This industry alliance, made up of leaders in sustainable manufacturing and social and environmental responsibility, is committed to European manufacturing as the fundamental driver of innovation, growth and jobs in Europe.

EU-China Summit: Industry demands EU be resolute
Ahead of the EU China Summit due to take place on 9 April, European manufacturers have sent a strong message to policy makers, deploring massive violations of WTO and EU trade law by the Chinese government and companies.

EU manufacturers call on European Council to sharpen rules for public procurement
AEGIS Europe, the industry alliance representing over 20 key industries, aiming to promote manufacturing investment, innovation, jobs and growth in Europe, today voiced its urgent claim for the EU to take a stronger stand on reciprocity in EU-China trade relations at the meeting of the European Council, which is due to take place on Thursday and Friday, 21 -22 March, in Brussels.

AEGIS Europe welcomes commitment to make new EU trade defence regime effective - the proof is in the pudding
AEGIS Europe, an alliance of 30 industries, has welcomed an agreement between the European Parliament, Commission and Council on a new EU trade defence regime, during a final Trilogue held in Strasbourg yesterday.

AEGIS Europe calls on EU to ensure robust Trade Defence in glass fibre fabrics case
AEGIS Europe has expressed major concerns regarding the approach being taken by DG Trade in the first expiry review of anti-dumping measures on imports of open mesh fabrics of glass fibres originating from China. This case comes at a crucial moment, one week before the start of the Trilogue on a new EU Anti-Dumping methodology, currently scheduled for 12 July.

MEPs urged to agree "meaningful" Anti-Dumping report in Parliament Committee
MEPs in the European Parliament will today vote on a committee report regarding the Commission's proposal for a new 'non-standard' methodology to be used in anti-dumping proceedings against non-market economies. AEGIS Europe urges MEPs to recognise the need for clear definitions, formalised due process, and an unambiguously effective non-standard anti-dumping methodology.

WTO decision: China's panel dispute against the EU to proceed
The People's Republic of China is attacking the European Union at the World Trade Organization (WTO) with regards to the EU's anti-dumping law. China wants the EU to restrict anti-dumping measures to situations where prices for Chinese products in Europe fall below domestic prices in China, ignoring the state-sponsored distortions of prices in China.

China sues EU rather than U.S. at the WTO
Applying a "divide and conquer" strategy, China has notified the WTO of its intention to proceed with a panel request only against the EU to be treated as a market economy in anti-dumping procedures, a treatment which would essentially render those measures useless to counteract dumped imports from China.

About AEGIS Europe
AEGIS Europe brings together nearly 30 European associations representing a broad variety of industries including traditional industries, consumer branches, SMEs and renewable energy sectors, accounting for more than €500 billion in annual turnover and millions of jobs across the EU. This industry alliance, made up of leaders in sustainable manufacturing and social and environmental responsibility, is committed to European manufacturing as the fundamental driver of innovation, growth and jobs in Europe.