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China remains top anti-dumping target: WTO
GENEVA, Nov. 1 (Xinhuanet) -- China remains at the top of the list of countries and customs territories subject to anti-dumping investigations and final measures during the first half of 2004, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said Monday.

    According to WTO statistics, 18 WTO members imposed a total of 52 new final anti-dumping measures against exports from 24 countries or customs territories during the six months.

    The European Union (EU), India and the United States imposed the most new final measures, 6 each. Canada was a close second in the number of final measures imposed during the period, with 5, followed by China, Peru and Turkey with 4 each.

    Of all the final anti-dumping measures during the period, 16 were against exports from China. Following China were South Korea, Malaysia, Russia and Thailand, with 3 measures each on their exports.

    Sixteen WTO Members initiated 101 anti-dumping investigations against exports from a total of 23 different countries or customs territories during the first half of 2004, according to the WTO.

    The United States initiated the most investigations, 21, while the EU and Turkey had the second highest number of initiations, with 13 each.

    China reported 11 initiations, and received 23 investigations on its exports -- the most of all economies. Enditem

News Source: Xinhuanet

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