The Issue of Public Interest in Anti-dumping Proceedings
WTO Anti-dumping Agreement allows members to resort to anti-dumping measures when their domestic industries face material injuries from dumping imports. While protecting certain domestic industries, anti-dumping measures may harm downstream industries and consumers in the importing country. Introducing public interest consideration into anti-dumping proceedings can help prevent anti-dumping measures from becoming unjustified safeguards for vested interests of domestic industries. WTO and its members like the EU and Canada have different provisions in their respective anti-dumping legislations, mainly in the form of public interest clause and lesser duty rule. China's current anti-dumping regulations do not have explicit provisions for public interest and shall be amended.
【CateGory Index】： F742