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Among Members reporting new initiations during January-June 2005, South Africa,
with 17 initiations, was the Member reporting the highest number, more than
triple the 5 initiations it reported during the same period of 2004. The
European Communities (15), India (13), and China (11) reported the second, third
and fourth-highest numbers of new initiations during the 2005 period. These
figures compare with 13 for the European Communities, 4 for India, and 11 for
China during the corresponding period of 2004. Thus, the number of initiations
reported by India more than tripled, those reported by the European Communities
increased slightly, and those reported by China showed no change. Following
China in terms of reported new initiations were Turkey (8), Egypt (7), and
Malaysia, Mexico and the United States (4 each), then Brazil, Israel, Peru,
Australia, Argentina, and Colombia, each reporting fewer than four initiations.
Of the Members reporting a smaller number of initiations in first-half 2005 than
in first-half 2004, the United States reported the largest change, falling from
first place (with 21 initiations) to a tie for seventh place (with 4 initiations).
China remains the most frequent subject of the new investigations, with 22 initiations directed at its exports during January-June 2005 compared with 25 during the corresponding period of 2004. Chinese Taipei was the second most
frequent subject, with 9 initiations of new investigations directed at its
exports, a decline from 14 during the first half of 2004. India was third, with
8 initiations in respect of its exports compared with 5 during January-June
2004. The United States was fourth, with 7 initiations directed at its exports,
compared with 8 during the corresponding period of 2004. Indonesia and Thailand
were subject to 6 new initiations each during the 2005 period, and Korea and
Malaysia were subject to 5 initiations each, while Japan, Argentina, Brazil,
Croatia, the European Communities, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Chile, Guatemala,
Mexico, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, South Africa, and
Sweden, each were subject to 4 or fewer new initiations during the first half of
The products that were the most frequent subject of the reported new
investigations during January-June 2005 were in the plastics sector (25 initiations), followed by chemicals and base metals (16 initiations each). Of
the 25 reported initiations in respect of plastics products, China reported 7,
South Africa accounted for 6, India and Malaysia for 4 each, the European
Communities for 3, and Israel for 1.
Concerning application of new final anti-dumping measures, the United States
reported the largest number (13) for the first half of 2005, more than double
the number (6) reported for the corresponding period of 2004. China, reporting
10 new measures for the first half of 2005 (compared with 4 for the first half
of 2004), was in second place. India reported 7 new measures during the first
half of 2005, unchanged from the corresponding period of 2004. Canada, New
Zealand and Turkey, reporting 4 new measures each, were tied for fourth place
during the first half of 2005. For Canada, this reflected a decrease from the 5 measures reported during the corresponding period of 2004, for New Zealand an
increase (from 2 measures) and for Turkey no change. Malaysia, Mexico, the
European Communities, Australia, Korea and Peru each reported applying fewer
than 4 new measures during the first half of 2005.
Products exported from China remained the most frequent subject of new measures,
accounting for 18 of the new measures reported for the first half of 2005,
unchanged from the first half of 2004. The United States, in second place, was
the subject of 6 new measures, up from 1 during the first half of 2004. Korea,
in third place, was the subject of 4 new measures, the same number as during
January-June 2004. Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Japan, France, Thailand, Viet Nam,
Brazil, Ecuador, the European Communities, India, Iran, Malaysia, Russia, Saudi
Arabia, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates each were the subject of 3 or fewer
new measures during the first half of 2005.
Concerning the affected sectors, products in the chemicals sector were the most
frequent subject of new measures during January-June 2005, accounting for 14 of
the 53 total new measures reported. Tied for second place were products in the
base metals and machinery sectors, which were subject to 7 new measures each.
Products in the live animals and textile sectors were next, each accounting for
6 of the reported new measures. Of the 14 reported new measures on products in
the chemicals sector, China applied 4, followed by Malaysia (3), Mexico and the
United States (2 each), and Australia, India and Korea (1 each).
The data reported above are taken from the semi-annual reports of Members to the
ADP Committee. The statistics are based on information from Members having
submitted semi-annual reports for the relevant periods, and are incomplete to
the extent that Members have not submitted reports or have submitted incomplete
reports. For the purpose of these statistics, each investigation or measure
reported covers one product imported from one country or customs territory.
The anti-dumping semi-annual reports by Members for the period 1 January-30 June
2005 can be found under document series (G/ADP/N/132).