Nine members took the floor at the start of the meeting to express their strong opposition to the invasion of Ukraine. The Russian delegate responded by saying that the WTO was not the proper venue for a discussion of this nature.

The Committee reviewed new notifications of legislation submitted by Brazil, Cameroon, India and the United States. It continued its review of the legislative notifications of Cameroon, the European Union, Ghana, Liberia, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

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 January - 30 July 2021, 40 members notified the Committee of anti-dumping actions taken in this period, while 14 reported no new anti-dumping actions in this same 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 welcomed members' extensive use of the new anti-dumping portal to submit their semi-annual reports.

Questions were raised by several delegations regarding actions contained in the semi-annual reports submitted by Brazil, China, the European Union, India, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Thailand, 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, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Korea, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Chinese Taipei, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States and Viet Nam. In this connection, questions were raised regarding notifications submitted by the European Union, Morocco and South Africa.

Next meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled to take place in the week of 24 October 2022.




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