Republic of Cyprus
Trade Service

Trade Policy and Bilateral Relations


The use of trade defence instruments is in accordance with the rules set out by the EU and World Trade Organisation. Trade defence instruments, such as anti-dumping or anti-subsidy duties, are ways of protecting European production against international trade distortions in order to create an open and fair trade on a level playing field between domestic and foreign producers.

  • Dumping occurs when manufacturers from a non-EU country sell goods in the EU below the sales prices in their domestic market or below the cost of production. Anti-dumping measures are imposed to correct any damage to EU companies.
  • Subsidisation is when a non-EU government provides financial assistance to companies to produce or export goods. The Anti-subsidy measures are duties on imports of the subsidised products.

For more information, you may also view the following clip of the European Commission:
Βίντεο - Μέτρα Εμπορικής Άμυνας

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