Article 8 of the Agreement provides for rules on the offer and acceptance of price undertakings instead of the imposition of anti-dumping duties. It lays down the principle that, in order to settle an investigation, undertakings may be entered into between any exporter and the importing Member to verify prices or cease exports at dumped prices, but only after a provisional affirmative determination of dumping, injury and causation. It is also found that the obligations of exporters and investigating authorities are voluntary. In addition, an exporter may request the continuation of the investigation after the acceptance of an undertaking and if it is definitively established that there is no dumping, injury or causation, the undertaking is automatically terminated. (ii) dumping and the resulting injury to a domestic industry have been provisionally confirmed; and 6.12 The authorities offer industrial users of the product under investigation and representative consumer organizations the opportunity to provide information relevant to the dumping, injury and causation for the investigation in cases where the product is generally sold at retail. What is the name of this agreement? Agreement on Implementation of Article VI [i.e. 6] of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 6.1.1 Exporters or foreign producers receiving questionnaires for an anti-dumping investigation have at least 30 days to respond. (15) Any request for an extension of the 30-day period should be duly taken into account and such an extension should be granted for a given reason whenever possible. Dumping and subsidies, as well as anti-dumping and countervailing duties, have a number of similarities. Many countries treat both under a single law, apply a similar procedure for dealing with them, and assign responsibility for investigations to a single authority.
Occasionally, the two WTO committees dealing with these issues meet. The Committee, which meets at least twice a year, provides an opportunity for WTO Members to consider all matters relating to the Anti-Dumping Agreement (Article 16). The Committee reviewed the national legislation notified to the WTO. This is an opportunity to raise questions about the application of domestic anti-dumping laws and regulations, as well as the consistency of national practice with the Anti-Dumping Agreement. The Committee also reviews notifications of anti-dumping measures by members and occasionally considers issues relating to specific cases. The Committee has established its own body, the Special Implementation Group, which is open to all WTO Members and should focus on technical implementation issues, namely the issues of approach that often arise in the management of anti-dumping laws. Conclusions of WTO bodies on the Anti-Dumping Agreement in the Analytical Index — A Guide to WTO Law and Practice An important new provision, Article 3(3), sets out the conditions under which a cumulative assessment of the effects of dumped imports from more than one country may be carried out. . . .