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Appendix III Data on Antidumping, Safeguards, and Similar Actions

Author(s):
Wanda Tseng, Lorenzo Pérez, Zubair Iqbal, and Shailendra Anjaria
Published Date:
July 1981
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Table 7.United States: Antidumping, Countervailing Duties, and Escape Clause Actions During 1978–801
Commodity197819791980
Ampicillin trihydrateC
Bicycle tires and tubesCA
Bolts, nuts, and large screwsE
Carbon steel plateA
Certain iron metal castingC
Certain industrial electric motorsA
Certain industrial fastenersC
Citizens’ band transceiversE
ClothespinsE
Condenser paperA(2)
Countertop microwave ovensA
Dextrins and solubles or chemically treated starches derived from potato starchC
Ferrochrome, ferromanganese, silicone manganese, and ferrosiliconeC
FishC
HandbagsC
High carbon ferrochromiumE
Impression fabricA
Industrial fastenersC
Iron or steel chainsC
Leather garmentsC
Men’s and boys’ apparelC
MethanolA
Nonelectric cookwareE
Nonrubber footwearC
Optic liquid level sensing systemsC
PerchlorethyleneA(3)
Pig ironC
Plied worsted spun acrylic machine knitting yarnA
Polyvinyl chloride sheetsA
Portable electric typewriterA
Railway track maintenance equipmentA
Textiles and apparel (men’s and boys’)C(4)
Sodium nitrateA
Spun acrylic yarnA
Steel wire strandA
SugarA
Sugar, raw and refinedC
Viscose rayon staple fiberAC(2)A(3)
Source: U.S. Office of the Special Trade Representative, Trade Actions Monitoring System, various issues.

Includes antidumping duties denoted by A, countervailing duties denoted by C, and escape clause actions denoted by E. Escape clause investigations exclude orderly marketing agreements and voluntary export restraints. Figures in parentheses indicate the number of actions involved when more than one was taken. Many of the actions listed do not apply to all exporting countries.

Source: U.S. Office of the Special Trade Representative, Trade Actions Monitoring System, various issues.

Includes antidumping duties denoted by A, countervailing duties denoted by C, and escape clause actions denoted by E. Escape clause investigations exclude orderly marketing agreements and voluntary export restraints. Figures in parentheses indicate the number of actions involved when more than one was taken. Many of the actions listed do not apply to all exporting countries.

Table 8.United States: Other Trade Actions During 1979–801
Commodity19791980
Automatic crankpin grindersUI
Certain apparatus for the production of copper rodsUI
Certain rotary scraping toolsUI
Certain surveying devicesUI
LeatherU
Marine insuranceU
Pump top insulated containersUI
Television advertisingU
Wheat flourU
Source: U.S. Office of the Special Trade Representative, Trade Actions Monitoring System, various issues.

Actions to retaliate unfair trading practices (restrictive actions of foreign countries) denoted by U, and actions to retaliate unfair import practices (mostly patent infringement) denoted by UI.

Source: U.S. Office of the Special Trade Representative, Trade Actions Monitoring System, various issues.

Actions to retaliate unfair trading practices (restrictive actions of foreign countries) denoted by U, and actions to retaliate unfair import practices (mostly patent infringement) denoted by UI.

Table 9.European Community: Trade Actions Under Safeguard and Antidumping Provisions, 1971–801
Number of Investigations InitiatedNumber of Decisions Leading to Trade Actions2Nature of Actions Taken3Countries Affected by Trade Actions
YearSafeguardAntidumpingTotalSafeguardAntidumpingTotalSafeguardAntidumpingSafeguardsAntidumping
19714411PYugoslavia
197288444PCzechoslovakia, Japan, Romania, Spain
19733143363Q3PAll sources of importsJapan, Korea, Taiwan
197422333PJapan, Korea, Taiwan
197533
19762682246QDp, PBulgaria, German Dem. Rep., Czechoslovakia, U.S.S.R.Hungary, Taiwan
197761420614202Q2Dp, 4D, 8PBangladesh, India, Japan, Spain, Thailand, YugoslaviaBrazil, Japan, Mexico, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey
1978868617374Q*25Dp, 13D, 35PTaiwanAustralia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, German Dem. Rep., Finland, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United States, U.S.S.R.
197960460626326Q*10Dp, 4D, 12PBangladesh, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, German Dem. Rep., India, ThailandBrazil, Bulgaria, Greece, Norway, Romania, Spain, United States, U.S.S.R. (plus antisubsidy)
198031316234362Q6Dp, 4D, 24PUnited StatesAustralia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, German Dem. Rep., Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United States, U.S.S.R., Yugoslavia
Sources: Official Journal of the European Communities, various issues; and data provided by the Commission of the European Communities.

Does not include safeguard actions taken under bilateral agreements implementing the Multifiber Arrangement.

This column lists actions actually taken during a particular year, including actions taken on investigations launched in previous years.

P = price undertaking by foreign supplier; D = definitive antidumping/antisubsidy duties; Dp = provisional antidumping/antisubsidy duties; Q = quotas under safeguard actions; Q* = renewal of quotas.

Includes two antiexport-subsidy investigations.

Sources: Official Journal of the European Communities, various issues; and data provided by the Commission of the European Communities.

Does not include safeguard actions taken under bilateral agreements implementing the Multifiber Arrangement.

This column lists actions actually taken during a particular year, including actions taken on investigations launched in previous years.

P = price undertaking by foreign supplier; D = definitive antidumping/antisubsidy duties; Dp = provisional antidumping/antisubsidy duties; Q = quotas under safeguard actions; Q* = renewal of quotas.

Includes two antiexport-subsidy investigations.

Table 10.Antidumping Actions in Selected Countries, 1977/78 and 1978/79
AustraliaAustriaCanadaFinland
Action1977/781978/791977/781978/791977/781978/791977/781978/79
Cases pending at beginning of period117231410
Investigations opened during period2620119132
Cases on which provisional action was taken7918121
Cases on which final decision was reached2227217161
Antidumping duties imposed181138
Cases settled through “arrangements”2541
Cases terminated1615481
Revocation of antidumping duties4122
Cases pending at end of period23201071
Sources: GATT Document No. L/4711, October 25, 1978; and GATT, Basic Instruments and Selected Documents: Twenty-Sixth Supplement (Geneva, March 1980).

July 1.

Including price undertakings.

Sources: GATT Document No. L/4711, October 25, 1978; and GATT, Basic Instruments and Selected Documents: Twenty-Sixth Supplement (Geneva, March 1980).

July 1.

Including price undertakings.

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