Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices - Report (2020) of the Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices - Adopted 28 October 2020
作者:Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices
文件編號:G/ADP/27, G/L/1366


(adopted 28 october 2020)

1   ORGANIZATION OF THE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE on anti-dumping practices

1.  The Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of GATT 1994 ("the Agreement") entered into force on 1 January 1995. All Members of the WTO are ipso facto members of the Committee on Anti‑Dumping Practices ("the Committee") established under the Agreement.

2.  Observer governments in the General Council of the WTO have Observer status in the Committee. The International Monetary Fund, World Bank and UNCTAD have regular Observer status in the Committee. Pursuant to a decision of the Committee in October 1998, the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States ("OACPS") and the OECD are invited to attend meetings on an ad hoc basis. Requests for Observer status from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting are under consideration by Members.

3.  This report covers the period 20 November 2019 – 28 October 2020 ("the review period"). During the review period, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee held only one[1] regular meeting, on 28 October 2020.

4.  As of the beginning of the review period, Ms Lenka ŠUSTROVÁ (Czech Republic) was Chair and Ms Leticia Margarita Ramirez Aguilar (Mexico) was Vice-Chair of the Committee. At the end of its regular meeting in October 2020, the Committee elected Ms Maarit Keitanen (Finland) as Chair and Mr Craig Barrington Douglas (Jamaica) as Vice-Chair.

[1] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the spring meeting of the Committee which was scheduled to be held in the week of 27 April 2020 had to be cancelled. The Chair of the Committee, Ms Lenka ŠUSTROVÁ, sent a communication to this effect to Members on 17 March 2020. The Chair consulted with Members to explore possibilities for conducting work remotely/and or through a written question and answer procedure on at least some of the agenda items that would have been discussed at the spring Regular meeting, and informed Members in a communication dated 13 May 2020 that no consensus had been reached on any of the alternatives proposed. The Chair sent a further communication, regarding the date of the October meeting, to Members on 5 June 2020. The usual document relaying the deadlines for submission of various documentation in conjunction with that meeting was circulated on 22 June 2020 in document G/ADP/W/505. The agenda items that would have been taken up during the spring meeting were carried forward to the October 2020 meeting. The minutes of the October 2020 meeting will be circulated in document G/ADP/M/58.