European Parliament toughens law to limit Chinese importsStaff Writer | November 16, 2017
The European Parliament overwhelmingly passed a law that gives the EU far more legal freedom to tighten trade barriers against excessively cheap imports from China.
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It also allows authorities to take into account environmental and workplace standards when setting import duties.
This law “will ensure that European industry remains well-equipped to deal with the unfair competition”, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström told MEPs in Strasbourg, France, ahead of the vote.
The law is due to enter into force before the end of the year. ■