Interested parties


Interested parties include: (i) an exporter or foreign producer or the importer of a product subject to investigation, or a trade or business association a majority of the members of which are producers, exporters or importers of such product; (ii) the government of the exporting Member; and (iii) a producer of the like product in the importing Member or a trade and business association a majority of the members of which produce the like product in the territory of the importing Member.

Facts available


 If information is not supplied within a reasonable time, investigating authorities are free to make determinations on the basis of the facts available, including those contained in the application for the initiation of the investigation by the domestic industry.

DG Trade


Directorate General for Trade of the Commission of the European Communities.



Canada Border Services Agency. The CBSA implements the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) inlcuding accepting complaints and determining whether injury is occurring.

Causal link


It must be demonstrated that the dumped imports are, through the effects of dumping causing injury within the meaning of this Agreement



An application is the document submitted by a domestic industry containing evidence of (a) dumping, (b) injury and (c) a causal link between the dumped imports and the alleged injury. Also called petition or complaint.

An administrative protective order (APO) is the legal mechanism in the US that controls the limited disclosure of business proprietary information to representatives of interested parties.

The provisions govern the application of Article VI of GATT 1994 in so far as action is taken under anti dumping legislation or regulations.