The committee reviewed new notifications of legislation submitted by Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Georgia, India, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Turkey. It continued its review of the legislative notifications of Bolivia, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia and the United Kingdom previously reviewed by the committee.

As is the usual practice in the committee, delegations raised questions about the practices 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 July - 31 December 2020, 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, Ms Maarit Keitanen of Finland, 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 Australia, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, 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 notifications without delay of all preliminary and final anti-dumping actions taken. Reports during the review period were received from Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, the European Union, Ghana, India,  Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, the Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Chinese Taipei, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States and Viet Nam.

In this connection, questions were raised regarding a notification submitted by South Africa.

Russia placed a separate item on the agenda pertaining to the European Union's Regulation (EU) 2017/2321 and Regulation (EU) 2018/825.

Next meeting

The next meeting of the committee is scheduled to take place in the week of 25 October 2021.

More information on anti-dumping, the Anti-Dumping Agreement, and notifications related to anti-dumping measures are available here.




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