Draft amendments to the WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement – any reason to get excited?
On 30 November 2007 the World Trade Organization (WTO) published draft amendments to the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (the Anti-dumping (AD) Agreement) and the Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM) Agreement. These proposals follow a WTO members’ agreement reached at the WTO Ministerial in Doha in 2001 to negotiate with the aim of clarifying and improving disciplines under, inter alia, these two agreements.
The draft texts address all issues raised in paragraph 28 of the Doha mandate, but do not reflect all proposals placed before the Negotiating Group. This working paper analyses all proposals contained in the Chairman’s text, but will not consider the proposals that have not been included in the texts. It also does not consider the draft proposals pertaining to the SCM Agreement and fishing subsidies.
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