UK to investigate Chinese excavator dumping
Following requests from JCB, the UK Trade Remedies Authority has opened two new investigations into imports of excavators from China.
The Authority said: “The TRA will investigate whether these imports are being dumped or subsidised, and are causing injury to JCB’s business and to UK industry. Where the TRA recommends a remedy is necessary, we will conduct an economic interest test to assess whether the implementation of the remedy is in the UK’s economic interest.”
Chief executive Oliver Griffiths added: “Our investigations will examine whether excavators from China are being sold into the UK at unfair prices because of dumping and subsidisation - and whether we need remedies to protect the UK economy.”
This move follows the announcement earlier this week that the European Commission has opened an investigation similar claims for Chinese aerial work platforms, instigated by Manitou and Haulotte.
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