In line with other major economies, India initiated less number of anti-dumping investigations against imports between Oct, 2010 to Apr 2011, according to a joint report of multilateral agencies the World Trade Organisation, OECD and UNCTAD. India launched 15 anti-dumping investigations during this period as against 20 in the same months (October 2009 to April 2010) of earlier period, the report said.
The other major developed and developing economies also showed a similar pattern for these investigations.
The trend is contrary to the apprehension that the difficult global economic environment would force nations to protect more aggressively their markets against imports.
According to official data, India’s anti-dumping investigations mostly related to the chemical sector.
The G-20 members in all initiated 78 anti-dumping investigations compared to 83 cases during the period under review.