The European Union (EU) is mulling over the choice to abolish its "non-market economy" list, on which China and 14 other countries are included, and set up a new "countryneutral" method to reform its anti-dumping and anti-subsidy legislation, it was announced Wednesday.
The decision was made after the European Commission held the second orientation debate on the treat- ment of China in anti-dumping investigations, as the 15-yearold "surrogate system" is set to expire in December.
"The colleagues have agreed to propose changes to the EU anti-dumping and antisubsidy legislation with the introduction of a new antidumping methodology," said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom in a press briefing. "We are eliminating the existing list of non-market economy countries," Malmstrom told reporters. "This is a new method, it will