The European Union, which portrays itself as the vanguard of free global trade,
is the most restrictive in terms of import curbs, while India, China and Argentina
were less harsh in initiating anti-dumping probes against trade inflows in the
second half of 2006.
July-December 2006, the number of initiations reported by India, Argentina and
China declined, while those reported by the European Communities, Brazil and Malaysia
increased as compared with the corresponding period of 2005," WTO said in
launched 12 investigations against imports sought to be dumped on it between July
and December 2006, while the EU slapped 17 anti-dumping probes against members
of the WTO.
had initiated the largest number of anti-dumping investigations in the corresponding
period of 2005, followed by China and Argentina .
the number of probes initiated by India came down in 2006, the number of probes
initiated by the EU has almost doubled from 9 in 2005 to 17 in July-December 2006.
36 initiations directed at its exports, remained the most frequent target of anti-dumping
cases, while India was among the nations that attracted fewer than five initiations
against its products, the report said.
remained the most frequent target of probes, followed by Indonesia, Japan and
Korea. The US, on the other hand, initiated less than seven cases and became target
of even fewer probes by other countries.
Thailand , Argentina, the EU, Russia, South Africa , Australia, the Philippines
and Saudi Arabia were among the countries facing fewer than five initiations during
the second half of 2006, the report said. number
(10) of new measures during July-December 2006, followed by China (9), India (8)
and the EU (7), WTO said.