The Agreement on the Implementation of Article VI of the GATT 1994 (Anti-Dumping Agreement) contains numerous notification obligations that must be fulfilled by WTO Members conducting anti-dumping investigations and applying anti-dumping measures.
As a rule, all notifications under WTO agreements should be prepared as separate documents and submitted by WTO Members to the WTO Central Registry of Notifications (CRN) via email. Please note that notifications of semi-annual reports submitted to CRN must be in WORD format only.
In 2022, the WTO Secretariat launched the Anti-Dumping Notification Portal, which is intended to streamline the notification process and make it easier for Members to notify anti-dumping actions.
As such, the Anti-Dumping Notification Portal permits Members to:
- Create new records for original investigations and enter the relevant data,
- Update investigation records with information resulting from preliminary and final determinations,
- Update information on measures adopted (extended, amended, terminated) on the basis of reviews / other subsequent proceedings.
Using the information entered by Members, the Anti-Dumping Notification Portal automatically generates semi-annual reports to be sent to CRN. As soon as these reports are officially circulated, the Portal directly feeds the relevant data into the statistical database of anti-dumping actions maintained by the WTO Secretariat, which is available at the Trade Remedy Public Portal.
Please note that the Anti-Dumping Notification Portal only facilitates the preparation and submission of certain notifications envisaged by Article 16.4 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement. As such, the Portal can be used to prepare and submit semi-annual reports of anti-dumping actions, including NIL reports covering a specific period.
The Anti-Dumping Notification Portal cannot be used for the preparation and submission of other notifications under the Anti-Dumping Agreement, such as ad hoc notifications of preliminary and final anti-dumping actions taken (Article 16.4)1, notifications of existing laws and regulations (Article 18.5)2, notifications of competent authorities (Article 16.5)3, one-time notifications by Members that have not established investigating authorities, and never taken any anti-dumping actions (Articles 16.4 and 16.5)4, etc. These notifications must follow the standard procedure and should be sent by WTO Members directly to the CRN. If you need any assistance regarding the notifications not covered by this portal, please contact the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no obligation to use the Anti-Dumping Notification Portal to notify anti-dumping actions – it is an additional tool put at Members' disposal to assist them in the preparation of complex notifications with minimal effort. In addition, information collected through the Anti-Dumping Notification Portal helps to increase the accuracy of statistical data on trade remedy actions maintained by the WTO Secretariat. However, WTO Member governments are free to submit semi-annual reports of anti-dumping actions directly to the CRN without using the Portal.
HOW TO USE
Relevant government authorities of WTO Members wishing to use the Anti-Dumping Notification Portal should designate authorized persons and contact the WTO Secretariat to register them on the platform. For any such inquiry, please contact the Secretariat at email@example.com.
Detailed instructions on notifying anti-dumping actions via the Anti-Dumping Notifications Portal are available to registered users.
For an outline of all the notification requirements under the Anti-Dumping Agreement, please refer to the WTO Notifications Portal.
Click here for more information on the required formats and periodicity for notifications.
For any further questions or assistance regarding notifications on anti-dumping, please contact the WTO Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Can be submitted in PDF or WORD format.
2 Should be submitted ONLY in WORD format.
3 Should be submitted ONLY in WORD format.
4 Should be submitted ONLY in WORD format.