Commentaries

The Dispute Settlement Crisis in the World Trade Organization: Causes and Cures
The Dispute Settlement Crisis in the World Trade Organization: Causes and Cures

16/03/2018

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has long been considered an effective institution because of its enforceable dispute resolution procedures.
Modification of trade defence rules regarding non-market economy costs and prices
Modification of trade defence rules regarding non-market economy costs and prices

23/02/2018

In December 2017 the European Union issued Regulation 2321/2017, amending the basic EU Anti-dumping Regulation (1036/2016). Among other things, Regulation 2321/2017 sets out new rules for the calculation of normal value in the case of significant distortions that affect cost and price and removes rules which previously allowed for normal value to be determined via an analogue country methodology for non-market...
Research Paper:  Options for Disciplining the Use of Trade Remedies in Clean Energy Technologies
Research Paper: Options for Disciplining the Use of Trade Remedies in Clean Energy Technologies

03/08/2017

Author: Kim Kampel (International Centre of Trade and Sustainable Development - ICTSD)
Time: 5/2017
Addressing the rise of Trade Remedies against Environmental Goods
Addressing the rise of Trade Remedies against Environmental Goods

03/08/2017

Author: Kusum Dhanania & Worabhatra Chantramitra 
Time: 5/2014
Anti-dumping Retaliation - —A Common Threat to International Trade
Anti-dumping Retaliation - —A Common Threat to International Trade

15/11/2016

Many countries follow multi-lateral trade practices and offer the most favoured nation status on non-tariff grounds. Despite the general trend towards openness and integration, domestic as well as international pressures have ensured trade protectionism in the form of tariffs, anti-dumping and other safeguard mechanisms.
Beyond ChAFTA: China’s (Ab)use of Anti-Dumping Measures
Beyond ChAFTA: China’s (Ab)use of Anti-Dumping Measures

15/11/2016

This article explores China’s behaviour in taking antidumping actions against its trading partners with a focus on those actions having been challenged under the WTO dispute settlement mechanism. It argues that the typical motivations behind China’s resort to antidumping include protection, retaliation, industrial development, and export promotion. These motivations would likely outweigh China’s observance of WTO obligations in deciding whether to...
One year to go: The debate over China
One year to go: The debate over China's market economy status (MES) heats up

15/11/2016

Market economy status (MES) – a technical term used in antidumping investigations – has come to the top of the international agenda, bringing heated discussions on whether or not China will soon be granted this status. China argues that its WTO accession documents foresee an automatic acquisition of MES after 11 December 2016. Yet for many other WTO members, the text...
Global Steel Overcapacity: Trade Remedy “Cure” Is Worse than the “Disease”
Global Steel Overcapacity: Trade Remedy “Cure” Is Worse than the “Disease”

15/11/2016

Antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) measures are unable to fix the low-price problem afflicting U.S. steel producers because they amount to no more than a band-aid that can’t heal the wound. Worse, such trade remedy measures do great harm to manufacturing companies by making steel in the United States higher in price than in most of the rest of the world....
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