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Africa and Anti-Dumping Issues in the Doha Round

Africa and Anti-Dumping Issues in the Doha Round RECENT DEVELOPMENTS – ACTUALITES AFRICA AND ANTI-DUMPING ISSUES IN THE DOHA ROUND KOFI OTENG KUFUOR∗ I. INTRODUCTION The Members of the World Trade Organisation1 (WTO) agreed to launch the Doha Development Round of trade talks specifically to advance the interests of the developing countries in the world trading system.2 African countries have joined other developing countries to stress that since its inception as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade3 (GATT), the system for managing global trade has always favoured the interests of the developed countries. Thus the Doha Round is supposed to be major victory for the developing countries as when it was launched the WTO’s Members asserted that the needs of the developing countries were at the heart of the WTO’s work programme in the Doha Round.4 African countries have expressed reservations about the abuse of the WTO antidumping agreement.5 As far back as 1998, African Members of the WTO were expressing their concerns about the abuse of anti-dumping law as a disguised means of protection.6 Thus the Doha Round’s focus on anti-dumping actions indicates that the WTO Members have created an opportunity for African Members to have their concerns discussed and, hopefully, included in any http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of International and Comparative Law Edinburgh University Press

Africa and Anti-Dumping Issues in the Doha Round

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press 2009
Subject
Recent developments – Actualités; African Studies
ISSN
0954-8890
eISSN
1755-1609
DOI
10.3366/E0954889009000346
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Abstract

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS – ACTUALITES AFRICA AND ANTI-DUMPING ISSUES IN THE DOHA ROUND KOFI OTENG KUFUOR∗ I. INTRODUCTION The Members of the World Trade Organisation1 (WTO) agreed to launch the Doha Development Round of trade talks specifically to advance the interests of the developing countries in the world trading system.2 African countries have joined other developing countries to stress that since its inception as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade3 (GATT), the system for managing global trade has always favoured the interests of the developed countries. Thus the Doha Round is supposed to be major victory for the developing countries as when it was launched the WTO’s Members asserted that the needs of the developing countries were at the heart of the WTO’s work programme in the Doha Round.4 African countries have expressed reservations about the abuse of the WTO antidumping agreement.5 As far back as 1998, African Members of the WTO were expressing their concerns about the abuse of anti-dumping law as a disguised means of protection.6 Thus the Doha Round’s focus on anti-dumping actions indicates that the WTO Members have created an opportunity for African Members to have their concerns discussed and, hopefully, included in any

Journal

African Journal of International and Comparative LawEdinburgh University Press

Published: Mar 1, 2009

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