The subject of anti-dumping procedures has received growing attention in international trade policy and has become a source of tension between countries. This handbook covers the major areas arising in anti-dumping investigations as embodied in the relevant WTO provisions, providing an exposition of well-sourced information, explanations and guidance for grasping the intricacies of anti-dumping proceedings. Beginning with a chronicle of an anti-dumping investigation, the book proceeds to consider the crucial issues involved: calculation of dumping margins and determinations of injury and causation. Well-structured and easy to follow, the handbook is designed to assist, in a practical way, investigators delegated the authority to conduct the required investigation. Clearly presented and informative, this book will also interest government officials involved in international trade policy, importing and exporting enterprises affected by anti-dumping investigations, and their representatives, including private legal practitioners and consultants, and academic readers concerned with international trade issues.
Table Of Contents:
1. Introduction; 2. Multilateral legal framework; 3. Domestic legal framework; 4. Procedural aspects of an anti-dumping investigation; 5. Key definitions and concepts applicable to the investigation; 6. The pre-initiation phase of the investigation; 7. The anti-dumping investigation; 8. Steps from initiation to the preliminary determination; 9. Steps from the preliminary determination to the final; 10. Legal review before domestic tribunals; 11. Legal review in WTO dispute settlement; 12. Reviews; 13. Refund or reimbursement of excess duties paid; 14. Drafting injury determinations; 15. Case study on injury; Annexes: I. Sample application; II. Sample dumping investigation questionnaires; III. Sample injury investigation questionnaires; IV. Agreement on implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (Anti-dumping Agreement); V. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties; Tables: I. Procedures; II. Dumping margin calculations; III. Injury and causation determination.
By Ruth Annand (Head, Department of Professional Legal Studies and Director of the Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, University of Bristol), Helen Norman (Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol)