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The Manufacturing Trade Remedies Alliance (MTRA) is a coalition of several trade associations and trade unions that are directly involved or connected with UK manufacturing.  Formed in early 2017, our organisations believe that making things in the UK is beneficial for our economy and wider society. On a fair and level playing field, our manufacturers are able to successfully compete in the international marketplace.  MTRA’s objective is to ensure that the UK’s trade policy enables that level playing field and that this should include a robust and efficient trade remedies regime.

What are trade remedies?

Trade remedies allow World Trade Organization (WTO) members to remedy injury caused by unfair trading practices, such as dumped or subsidised imports, or from injury caused by unforeseen surges in imports.  Overview of trade remedies.

Why do they matter to business and employees?

Without a level playing field, global market distortions created by unfair trading practices can cause irreparable injury to vital UK production and employment.

The crucial need for robust trade remedies  

After leaving the EU, the UK has now set up its own trade remedy regime to protect UK manufacturers against unfair trade practices.  The Trade Remedies Authority is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for International Trade. MTRA continues to work with the Department for International Trade and the Trade Remedies Authority to learn from the first cases and work to ensure that the new trade remedy regime is fit for purpose.  

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