The Slow Train to Reforming Anti-Dumping Measures

  • Abdulkadir Yilmazcan


This essay examines the need for and slow progress towards a revision of the Anti-Dumping Agreement. There are ongoing negotiations on the Anti-Dumping Agreement, but they are without positive outcomes. Several reasons account for this failure such as the deadlock in the Doha Development Round, mega trade agreements and the unwillingness of top anti-dumping users to engage in meaningful reform. In this paper, alternative solutions are proposed to settle the hidden trade protectionism in anti-dumping investigations. Normative solutions include a comprehensive reform of the Anti-Dumping Agreement. Such a revision has already been suggested in the literature, but this study departs from most others by prioritizing procedural issues rather than substantive ones. The study proposes changes to enhancing procedural justice in anti-dumping processes.

Keywords: World Trade Organization; Anti-Dumping Agreement; Negotiating Group on Rules.


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