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Increase reported in new anti-dumping investigations

Jun '07
The WTO Secretariat reported that during the period 1 July-31 December 2006, the number of initiations of new anti-dumping investigations showed a modest increase compared with the corresponding period of 2005. However, the number of new measures applied continued to decline.

The number of new measures applied continued to decline, however. During July-December 2006, 19 Members reported initiating a total of 103 new investigations, compared with 96 initiations in the corresponding period of 2005.

A total of 15 Members reported applying 66 new final anti-dumping measures during the July-December 2006 period, compared with 76 new measures reported for the period July-December 2005.

Twenty-seven of the 103 new initiations were opened by developed Members, and 17 of the 66 new final measures were applied by developed Members, during the second half of 2006. This compares with 23 new initiations opened and 26 new measures applied by developed Members during the second half of 2005.

The Member reporting the highest number of new initiations during July-December 2006 was the European Communities, with 17, and the second-highest number of initiations was reported by India (12).

These were followed by Argentina (10), Brazil (9), Malaysia (8) and China (7). During the corresponding period of 2005, the Members reporting the highest numbers of new initiations were India (14), China (13), Argentina (11), the European Communities (9), and Pakistan and the United States (8 each).

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