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​ As one of the main world's exporters, the UAE is sometimes the subject of trade defense investigations initiated in third countries.

In this case, the DEPARTMENT OF ANTIDUMPING's trade policy aims to help the UAE industries to compete better on international markets. Unwarranted trade defense measures unfairly block UAE exporters' free access to the world's markets, and their negative impact should be minimized whenever possible.

Any exporting industry subject to a trade defense measure initiated by a third country is responsible for defending its rights throughout the proceedings and for cooperating with the investigating authorities to favor a positive outcome.

The DEPARTMENT OF ANTIDUMPING monitors and assists affected UAE industries when a third country takes trade defense measure against UAE exporters.

​​Monitoring trade remedy actions against UAE exports

The DEPARTMENT OF ANTIDUMPING also plays a more direct role in anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations when UAE subsidies are involved and the UAE as a whole is targeted. Furthermore, the DEPARTMENT OF ANTIDUMPING is closely following antidumping investigations initiated against UAE exporters to ensure a fair and transparent investigation.

The DEPARTMENT OF ANTIDUMPING :

  • Closely monitors the development of trade defense investigations initiated by third countries.

  • Assists and advises the UAE industry concerned by investigations initiated by third countries.

  • Promotes discipline and seeks to make third countries comply with their WTO obligations through bilateral meetings, consultations under the relevant WTO Agreements or WTO dispute settlement mechanism.

The DEPARTMENT OF ANTIDUMPING plays the following role:

  • At the bilateral level

The Department of anti-dumping communicates directly with the investigating authority during the course of the investigation, as follows:

  • Request to be registered as an interested party.

  • Submission of comments and evidences regarding the complaint.

  • Submission of rebuttals to the complainants' arguments.

  • Participation to the public hearings.

  • Assisting UAE industries in answering exporter/ producer questionnaires.

  • Answering the governmental questionnaires relating to countervailing investigations.

  • Monitoring the on-site verifications carried out by the investigative authority in UAE.

  • Submission of comments regarding the preliminary reports issued by the investigative authority.

  • Holding bilateral meetings with the investigative authority.

  • Participation to the pre-initiation consultations relating to countervailing complaints.

  • Participation to the interim review proceedings.

  • Participation to the sun set review proceedings.

  • At the multilateral level

The DEPARTMENT OF ANTIDUMPING acknowledges the fundamental importance of WTO in the international trade system and therefore seeks to make third countries comply with their WTO obligations under the Agreement on Antidumping, the Agreement on subsidy and countervailing measures and the Agreement on safeguards.

The DEPARTMENT OF ANTIDUMPING strives to raise the legal concerns pertaining to the trade remedy measures against UAE exports through bilateral meetings, consultations under the relevant WTO Agreements or WTO dispute settlement mechanism.

Additionally, the DEPARTMENT OF ANTIDUMPING addressed written questions to the government of importing countries targeting UAE exports under the appropriate WTO mechanisms.

Furthermore, the DEPARTMENT OF ANTIDUMPING actively participates to the work of the WTO Committees on trade remedy instruments, as follows:

  • WTO Committee on Antidumping.

  • WTO Committee on Subsidy & Countervailing Measures.

  • WTO Committee on Safeguards.

The DEPARTMENT OF ANTIDUMPING made oral presentations during the work of these committees in order to point out the inconsistencies pertaining to the investigation that targets UAE exporters with the view to ensure the transparency and exploit all WTO mechanisms to protect the rights of UAE exporters.

​​ Statistics on trade remedy actions against UAE exports

The DEPARTMENT OF ANTIDUMPING has compiled detailed information relating to trade defense investigations conducted by third countries against UAE exports.

The DEPARTMENT OF ANTIDUMPING publishes statistics concerning ongoing investigations and measures in force and an annual report on third countries trade remedy measures against UAE exports.

If you have any other specific knowledge or experience, please share it with us, so that we can update our information.

The overall number of countervailing, antidumping and safeguards measures that targeted UAE exports from 2000 to 31 July 2014 is 43, classified in accordance with the type of the trade remedy action, as follows:

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The number of trade remedies actions that targeted UAE exports has been steadily increasing from 2000 to 2014, as shown below:

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There are 16 countries that initiated a trade remedy action against UAE exports over the period 2000-2014, as shown:

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The chart below shows the main industrial sectors targeted by trade remedies actions over the period 2000-2014:
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number of ongoing trade remedy investigations until July 2014 is 11 investigations while there are 16 trade remedy measures in The force.

The DEPARTMENT OF ANTIDUMPING has succeeded to terminate 16 trade remedy actions over the period 2010-2014, as shown below:

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