Iron and Steel: China:Written question - 41369

(Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland)

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Asked on: 28 June 2016
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Iron and Steel: China
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he plans to take to prevent the dumping of Chinese steel in the event of the UK leaving the EU.
Answered by: Anna Soubry
Answered on: 06 July 2016
Holding answer received on 04 July 2016

The UK remains a full member of the EU until we formally exit and all rights and obligations under the EU, including trade defence measures, still apply.

We will continue to support the EU’s trade agenda, including tackling unfair trade and continue to do all we can to support a sustainable UK steel industry.

The Cabinet Office has established a new unit to oversee arrangements for the UK’s exit from the EU and they will consider issues such as the UK establishing its own trade defence measures on exit from the EU.

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