Anti-Dumping Probes Dip Despite Economy, WTO Head Says

Law360, New York (February 28, 2012, 8:11 PM EST) -- Initiations of new anti-dumping investigations have decreased substantially during the global financial crisis, in contrast to previous global downturns, World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy said Monday.

In remarks to regulators gathered in Geneva for a government workshop, Lamy said the number of new anti-dumping investigations has fallen in recent years, from 213 in 2008 to 153 in 2011.

“In previous global economic downturns trade remedy actions have tended to increase,” Lamy said. “Many observers therefore expected a repetition of this pattern during the current crisis....
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