WTO: 2012 NEWS ITEMS

ANTI-DUMPING


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Japan expressed concerns about anti-dumping investigations by China on certain high-performance stainless steel seamless tubes and on m-dihydroxybenzene or resorcinol, by India on melamine and on aniline and by Indonesia on cold rolled coil/sheet. It also complained that the United States continues to maintain five anti-dumping measures against Japan that are more than 30 years old.

Chile said it is following closely Argentina’s anti-dumping investigations on steel drums and on self-adhesive plates, sheets, film, foil, tape and strip of plastics, not printed, and Mexico’s investigation on  mushrooms of the genus Agaricus.

The United States expressed concerns about China’s investigation into thylene glycol monobutyl ether and  diethylene glycol monobutyl ether, and India’s investigation into stainless steel cold rolled flat products.

Regarding recent notifications of anti-dumping actions, Thailand asked for more information about Brazil’s investigation into nylon, and the US investigation into frozen warm water shrimps.

Turkey reiterated concerns about transparency and duration of Indonesia’s anti-dumping investigation into wheat flour. It said that while this investigation was terminated last May, Indonesia had failed to inform interested parties of the decision. Australia shared Turkey’s concerns. The US and Canada said that as a general matter, they would urge members to conclude investigations within the 18-month period stipulated in the agreement.

Indonesia said it would convey the concerns to the proper authorities, adding it is open to bilateral discussions on this matter.

The Committee elected Mrs Alana Hudson (New Zealand) as vice-chair, and adopted its 2012 report for the Goods Council.

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