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Trade defence | Brussels, 17 March 2016

Speech: Trade Defence and China: Taking a Careful Decision

The European Commission today invited a broad range of stakeholders – including business, trade unions, legal experts and representatives of national governments from EU and third countries- to Brussels to discuss EU trade defence procedures in the context of China.

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström gave welcoming remarks in which she outlined the options for the EU when relevant provisions of China's WTO accession protocol expire at the end of the year. She stressed that no option was cost-free and that the Commission would form its view on the path ahead carefully and deliberately on the basis of a full impact assessment.

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