WTO Reports Decline in Antidumping Investigations in First Half of 2003
The WTO Secretariat reported today that in the period January 1 to June 30 2003, 18 WTO Members initiated 79 anti-dumping investigations on exports from a total of 30 different countries. This represents a significant decline from the corresponding period of 2002, during which 17 WTO Members had initiated 149 anti-dumping investigations.
The United States initiated the most investigations during the first half of 2003 (16), a decline from the 22 investigations it had initiated during the first half of 2002. India had the second highest number of initiations (12) during the first semester of 2003, down from 25 investigations initiated during the corresponding period in 2002. China reported 11 initiations, while other Members reported 6 or fewer initiations each.