The WTO Secretariat reported a 39 percent increase in new anti-dumping investigations initiated during Janurary 1 to June 30, 2008 as compared to the 2007 corresponding period. 16 WTO Members initiated a total of 85 new investigations, 31 of which were by developed Members applying 13 of the 54 new final anti-dumping measures.
Turkey reported the highest number of new initiations at 13, followed by the United states reporting 12, and India reporting 11. The products most affected were base metals (21 initiations), the textiles sector (20 initiations), followed by the chemical sector (10 initiations). China was the subject of 37 of all new initiations reported, a 76 percent increase from the 2007 corresponding period.
India applied 16 of the new final anti-dumping measures while European Communities applied the second most with 8 new measures. China’s product exports are the most frequent subject of the new measures, accounting for 13 of the 54 new measures. Chinese Taipei exports are second with six new measures applied. The sectors most affected by new measures applied during the first half of 2008 are the chemical sector (subject to 16 of the 54 new measures reported), the base metals sector (subject to 14), and the plastics sector (subject to 13).
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