The Committee reviewed new notifications of legislation submitted by Colombia, India and the United Kingdom. It continued its review of the legislative notifications of Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Peru, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
As is the usual practice in the Committee, delegations raised questions about the actions of other members in reviewing their semi-annual notifications on anti-dumping actions: the initiation of investigations, the imposition of provisional and final anti-dumping measures, and the review of existing anti-dumping measures.
With respect to the semi-annual reports covering the period 1 January — 30 June 2021, 45 members notified the Committee of anti-dumping actions taken in this period, while 14 reported no new anti-dumping actions in this period. The Chair of the Committee, Mr Ahmed Al-Sulaiti of Qatar, urged members that had not submitted reports of actions to do so promptly. The Chair also promoted the newly updated handbook as a good guide to members' notification obligations as well as the technical assistance available for members through the WTO Secretariat.
Questions were raised by several delegations regarding actions contained in the semi-annual reports submitted by Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, the European Union, India, the Republic of Korea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States.
In addition to the semi-annual reports, the WTO's Anti-Dumping Agreement requires members to submit without delay — on an ad hoc basis — notifications of all preliminary and final anti-dumping actions taken. Ad hoc notifications reviewed during the meeting were received from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Korea, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Chinese Taipei, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States.
In this connection, questions were raised regarding notifications submitted by Argentina and Ukraine.
The Russian Federation placed a separate item on the agenda entitled “United States — Examination Whether to Continue to treat the Russian Federation as a Market Economy Country for the Purposes of Anti-Dumping Duty Law”.
The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled to take place in the week of 25 April 2022.