‘Scope for anti-dumping reforms not sufficient’

New Delhi, January 25: | Updated: Jan 26 2002, 05:30am hrs
The scope for reforms in anti-dumping negotiations is not sufficient under Doha-declaration and the application of a broader public interest clause should be made obligatory or mandatory.

This was suggested by professor PKM Tharakan of University of Antwerp, Belgium while addressing at a seminar on “Reforms of anti-dumping regulations: Prepar- ing for forthcoming WTO negotiations,” organised jointly by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) and Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations.

He said that inclusion of negotiations on anti-dumping at Doha was a step in the right direction as not many member countries were expecting that such a sensitive issue would be addressed. u