Effectual Reforms for Reining in Anti-dumping Use

Aradhna Aggarwal

in The Anti-Dumping Agreement and Developing Countries

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780195689273
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081486 | DOI:
Effectual Reforms for Reining in Anti-dumping Use

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This chapter considers the issue of ‘balancing of interests’ of producers and consumers. It also describes the rationale of mandating the inclusion of a public interest clause in the Anti-dumping Agreement (ADA) and the proposals of how inclusion of a public interest test should be applied. It then discusses the possible costs and time implications of the proposal. The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) held that consumer interests are not balanced against producer interests as a matter of course. Inclusion of a public interest clause in the Agreement may prove to be highly effective in balancing the interests of the domestic producers and the interests of consumers. Developing countries must push hard to achieve meaningful reforms in the provisions of the special and differential (S&D) treatment in the current round. The state of implementation of S&D provisions in the ADA is a source of deep concern to developing countries.

Keywords: Anti-dumping Agreement; proposal; Canadian International Trade Tribunal; producers; consumers; public interest clause; special and differential treatment

Chapter.  14679 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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