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G-20 pushing for freer trade, despite new duties
Zone(s): USA, Global ¦ Sector(s): Taxation, Trade
These increases have more than offset a decline in initiations by Argentina and India who – after tying for the most active member in the previous period with 15 new investigations apiece – in total launched just 13 investigations in the latest period. The WTO pointed out that since the first monitoring report was circulated in September 2009, the number of anti-dumping investigations initiated by G-20 members declined through mid-2011. Anti-dumping activities rebounded in the second half of 2011, and peaked in 2013, with 238 new investigations initiated by G-20 states. It is “not unlikely” that initiations launched by end-2014 will reach a similar number, the report said.