Market Economy Status for China and UK Steel Industry

My written Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for International Trade on Market Economy Status for China.

Stephen Kinnock:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK Steel industry of granting China market economy status. (50158) 

Greg Hands:

The Government has pressed the Commission over the last year on whether it considers China should be granted Market Economy Status and, if so, how it proposes the EU should respond. When we have the Commission’s proposals, we will consider them in detail, including whether they address the concerns of the UK steel sector.