New progress as well as the impacts and influences of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy policies on export goods to the European Union (EU) were discussed at a seminar in Hanoi on July 7.

The seminar was part of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) international trade policy and business programme, within the framework of Phase III of the EU-Vietnam Multilateral Trade Assistance Project.

At the seminar, Dr Pieter Jan Kuijper, former Director of the External Relations and International Trade team of the Legal Service of the European Commission, said that the EU has been and is one of the most important export markets for Vietnamese goods.

Vietnam’s export businesses should closely monitor new EU policies and take logical and prompt measures to ensure sustainable development of Vietnam’s exports to the market, he said.

The EU has so far filed 10 anti-dumping lawsuits to take the lead in using this measure against Vietnam’s export goods, said the seminar.

The EU is likely to make considerable changes in regulations imposed on anti-dumping measures, in a complicated and long-term manner, said Kuijper.

It was likely to carry out dual investigations on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy against foreign goods, which, he said, was a new regulation.

At the event, the Trade Remedies Council under VCCI provided consultations to associations and businesses on risks and measures to cope with anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases and defence overseas./.