The author (s) (s) of the complaint must (m) represent an important part of EU industry. In practice, this means that the complainant must have the support of European producers representing at least 25% of total EU production.
Companies can choose to represent a natural or legal person, an association without legal personality or even an ad hoc association created to represent individual companies to collect the necessary information and to submit to the European Commission.
However, the representative must prove it was authorized to act on behalf of the industry. Experience shows that a European association is usually best placed for that purpose. However, if there is no European confederation or national associations, companies can, individually, submit a case directly to the Commission.
At any time, after noting the practice of dumping by exporters from third countries.
Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission:
Phone: + (32) 2 298 78 73Fax: + (32) 2 295 65 05
A complaint shall be fully documented and justified. Complainants must provide the best information available and, where possible, provide evidence from commercial sources or from other public sources.
Indicate explicitly all calculations and all sources of data used, noting the period to which they relate.
In the body of the complaint to include only the values and strictly necessary frames.
All other elements must be included in the Annexes to which the text should refer.
All amounts must be converted into the same currency, preferably Euros, indicating the exchange rates used and the period to which they refer.
You have no costs.
In the foreign trade plan, the European Union (EU) is governed by a general framework for liberalization of trade, without prejudice to the possibility of using certain procedures geared to safeguard the market against certain unfair practices of third country trade.
The best known of Trade Defence Instruments (TDI) is the anti-dumping. Dumping is an unfair commercial practice condemned by the Anti-dumping the World Trade Organization Code (WTO) establishing the exact requirements and procedures they must follow all WTO members to take action against this practice.
The General Directorate of Economic Activities (DGAE) of the Ministry of Economy (ME) is responsible for the Portuguese representation on the Advisory Committee of the Commission Anti-dumping, ensuring regular contact with state bodies involved, economic operators and their representative structures, to view the definition of the national position to defend.
When matches are found dumping, it can be presented a complaint with the responsible EU bodies.