LONDON—Antidumping and countervailing duties on Chinese truck and bus tires will continue in the United Kingdom, despite a May 4 judgement by the European General Court to annul the tariffs.
In a written statement to European Rubber Journal, the U.K. Trade Remedies Agency said the decision by the European court did not apply in the U.K. due to the country's exit from the European Union.
"Antidumping and anti-subsidy measures on Chinese tires are set to expire at the end of 2023," the U.K. government agency said in its June 14 reply to ERJ's enquiry.
However, the Trade Remedies Agency said will initiate a "transition review" before the measures expire to assess if they are still suitable for U.K. markets.
"This review will decide whether these measures should be kept, adjusted or revoked," it added, without providing a timeline for the review.
Last month, the European General Court ruled that EU antidumping and countervailing duties imposed on imports of truck and bus tires from China in 2018 should be annulled.