Anti-dumping

If a company exports a product at a price lower than the price it normally charges on its own home market, it is said to be “dumping” the product. The WTO Agreement does not regulate the actions of companies engaged in "dumping". Its focus is on how governments can or cannot react to dumping — it disciplines anti-dumping actions, and it is often called the “Anti-dumping Agreement”.

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Introduction

Introduction to anti-dumping in the WTO  Links to anti-dumping section of the WTO guide “Understanding the WTO”.

Technical information about anti-dumping

 

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The mandate

Brief summary of the Anti-dumping Agreement 

Explanation of the Anti-dumping Agreement

Members’ obligations to notify the WTO on anti-dumping measures

Browse or download the text of the “Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994” from the legal texts gateway

Find decisions of WTO bodies concerning the Anti-dumping Agreement in the Analytical Index — Guide to WTO Law and Practice

The Doha negotiating mandate
Section on Anti-dumping in the 2001 Doha Ministerial Declaration

The Doha Implementation Decision, 2001
Ministers’ decisions on developing countries’ difficulties implementing the current WTO Anti-dumping Agreement.

  

  

 


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Work on anti-dumping in the WTO and official documents

The Committee on anti-dumping practices is the focus on WTO work in this area. The current chair is .

The rules negotiations mandated under the Doha Development Agenda take place in the Rules Negotiating Group.

  

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Anti-dumping documents use the code G/ADP/* (where * takes additional values)
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  • Annual reports of the Committee on Anti-dumping Practices to the General Council (Document code varies)   > search
  • Minutes of the meetings of the Committee on Anti-dumping Practices (Document code  G/ADP/M/*)   > search
  • Working documents of the Committee on Anti-dumping Practices (Document code G/ADP/W/*)
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  • Reports of the Committee on Anti-dumping Practices under Article 16.4 of the agreement (searches for document code G/ADP/N/* and keywords “reports under Article 16.4”)
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  • Semi-annual reports of the Committee on Anti-dumping Practices under Article 16.4 of the agreement (searches for document code G/ADP/N/* and keywords “Semi-annual report”)
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  • Disputes (requests for consultations) involving anti-dumping (Document code G/ADP/D*)   > search
  • Notifications by individual members on anti-dumping (Document code G/ADP/N/*)
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Informal Group on Anti-Circumvention  

In a Decision on Anti-Circumvention at Marrakesh, Ministers noted that while the problem of circumvention of anti-dumping measures formed part of the Uruguay Round negotiations on anti-dumping, negotiators were unable to agree on specific text, and decided to refer this matter to the Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices for resolution. Pursuant to this Ministerial Decision, Members established the Informal Working Group on Anti-Circumvention at a meeting of the Anti-Dumping Committee held in September 1997. (See minutes in G/ADP/M/10 at item H.)

 

INFORMAL GROUP  MEETINGS 

 

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Working Group on Implementation 

The Working Group on Implementation was created by decision of the Committee on Ant-Dumping Practices in October 1996 (G/ADP/M/7). The Working Group serves as a forum for the exchange of information on Member practices.

 

WORKING GROUP  MEETINGS 

 

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Statistics on anti-dumping

The data presented in the tables below are taken from the semi-annual reports of WTO Members to the Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices and cover the period January 1995 — December 2016. The tables are based on information from Members having submitted semi-annual reports for the relevant periods, and are incomplete to the extent Members have not submitted reports, or have submitted incomplete reports. For the purpose of these tables, each initiation and measure reported covers one product imported from one country. “Country” in each case refers to country or customs territory (referred to in the tables as "Exporter"). The information in the tables will be updated periodically.

 

  • Key: harmonized system section headings
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  • Anti-dumping initiations: by exporter
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  • Anti-dumping initiations: by reporting Member
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  • Anti-dumping initiations: reporting Member vs exporter
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  • Anti-dumping initiations: by sector
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  • Anti-dumping measures: by exporter
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  • Anti-dumping measures: by reporting Member
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  • Anti-dumping measures: reporting Member vs exporter
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  • Anti-dumping measures: by sector
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  • Anti-dumping sectoral: distribution of initiations by exporter
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  • Anti-dumping sectoral: distribution of initiations by reporting member
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  • Anti-dumping sectoral: distribution of measures by exporter
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  • Anti-dumping sectoral: distribution of measures by reporting member
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