The Committee reviewed new notifications of legislation submitted by Canada, El Salvador, Iceland, the United Kingdom and the United States. It continued its review of the legislative notifications of Cameroon, the European Union, Ghana, Liberia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and the United Kingdom.
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 2022, 44 members notified the Committee of anti-dumping actions taken in this period, while 18 reported no new anti-dumping actions during the same period.
The Chair of the Committee, Mr Juan Carlos Estrella of Ecuador, urged members that had not submitted reports of actions to do so promptly. The Chair welcomed members' continued 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, Egypt, the European Union, Israel, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Chinese Taipei, 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, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Korea, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Paraguay, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Chinese Taipei, Türkiye, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States and Viet Nam.
In this connection, questions were raised regarding notifications submitted by the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and by the United States.
Ukraine and ten other members took the floor to express their opposition to the war in Ukraine. The Russian delegate responded by saying that the WTO was not the proper venue for a discussion of this nature.
The Russian Federation placed an item entitled “Non-Market Economy Treatment in Anti-Dumping Investigations” on the agenda of the meeting.
The Chair reported to the Committee on the reports he submitted to the Council for Trade in Goods, in the context of WTO reform, regarding the functioning of the Committee and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members engaged in a discussion on how the Committee should pursue these issues.
The next meeting of the Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices is scheduled to take place in the week of 23 October 2023.