Engineering Industries demand an EU Trade Policy which focused on competitiveness, growth and jobs

Published: 4 February 2008

Policies & Issues: Trade

Orgalime is a proponent of free and fair trade. We are therefore not opposed to the use of trade defence instruments where this fundamental principle is breached. We do not however support the use of trade defence instruments, such as anti dumping, as a political measure, for example with a view to correcting imbalances in trade or strong competition.

Orgalime urges the Commission to pursue a trade policy which is in the Community’s whole interest and to not resort to counterproductive short term measures, in particular in cases where actions are based on preserving a captive market of some segments of industry to the detriment of a competitive and healthy market which are essential to the fostering of the innovative products and technologies which will guarantee the future of the EU as a strong manufacturing economy offering growth and jobs.

Related Position Papers

Trade: Orgalim Position Paper on the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement [15 April 2020]

Trade: Orgalim Position Paper on future EU-UK trade relations [19 March 2020]

Trade: EU steel users call for flexible approach to steel safeguards review [3 March 2020]

Trade: Joint statement by European business on the recast of the EU Regulation on Dual-Use Export Controls [29 January 2020]

Trade: Letter to the European Commission on the review of the safeguard measures against imports of certain steel products [28 June 2019]

EU trade policy: Orgalim priorities for the next European Union legislative term [17 June 2019]

Trade: EU-US negotiations must tackle both tariff and non-tariff barriers [25 April 2019]

Steel Using Industries - Joint Statement on the EU Steel Safeguard Investigation [6 December 2018]

EU-US trade negotiations must tackle both tariff and non-tariff barriers [12 October 2018]