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Digital Trade for Africa Joint WTO-World Bank project

Joint WTO-World Bank project

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The rise of digital trade offers significant opportunities for Africa to boost growth, create better jobs and reduce poverty. To support African countries’ efforts to harness these opportunities, in 2023 the WTO and the World Bank joined forces and launched the “Digital Trade for Africa” project. The event will present the joint work carried out so far and announce next steps.

t the launch of a joint policy note titled ‘Turning digital trade into a catalyst for African development,’ WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala emphasized the significant potential of digital trade to drive inclusive economic growth and sustainable development in Africa. She underscored the importance of a comprehensive ecosystem encompassing elements like good connectivity, skills, logistics, payments systems, and an enabling policy framework to fully harness the benefits of digital trade in the region.

To assist African countries in taking advantage of digital trade opportunities, the WTO and World Bank have presented a joint note that provides an overview of trends in digital trade in Africa, examines the challenges and opportunities, and proposes a work plan for collaboration.

The joint project aims to identify obstacles to participation in digital trade, recommend policy actions, and design interventions financed by the World Bank.

The Director-General acknowledged the initiatives of African countries in leveraging digital trade and emphasized the need to address obstacles to digital transformation. In closing, she expressed the commitment of the WTO to support members in harnessing the potential of the digital economy for economic growth and development.

The World Bank, represented by regional vice presidents, also participated in the launch and discussed national trade experiences on digital trade.

Committee on Anti-dumping

The Committee on Anti-dumping oversees the implementation of the Agreement on Anti-dumping and provides a forum for members to raise and address related questions and concerns. The current chair is Mrs. Aysegül SAHINOGLU YERDES (Türkiye).

The Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices (ADP Committee) provides WTO members the opportunity to discuss any matters relating to the operation of the Anti-Dumping Agreement (Article 16). The ADP Committee undertakes the review of national legislations notified to the WTO Secretariat. This offers members the opportunity to raise questions concerning the operation of national anti-dumping laws and regulations and their consistency with the Anti-Dumping Agreement. The ADP Committee also reviews notifications of anti-dumping actions taken by members and submitted in their ad hoc notifications and semi-annual reports.

The ADP Committee has two informal subsidiary bodies: the Working Group on Implementation; and the Informal Group on Anti-Circumvention. Both bodies hold their meetings back-to-back with the ADP Committee’s regular meetings.


Mrs. Aysegül SAHINOGLU YERDES (Türkiye)

Informal Group on Anti-Circumvention  

In a Decision on Anti-Circumvention at Marrakesh, Ministers noted that while the problem of circumvention of anti-dumping measures formed part of the Uruguay Round negotiations on anti-dumping, negotiators were unable to agree on specific text, and decided to refer this matter to the Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices for resolution. Pursuant to this Ministerial Decision, Members established the Informal Working Group on Anti-Circumvention at a meeting of the Anti-Dumping Committee held in September 1997. (See minutes in G/ADP/M/10 at item H.)

Working Group on Implementation 

The Working Group on Implementation was created by decision of the Committee on Ant-Dumping Practices in October 1996 (G/ADP/M/7). The Working Group serves as a forum for the exchange of information on Member practices.

Statistics on antidumping

The data presented in the tables below are taken from the semi-annual reports of WTO Members to the Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices (in English only) and cover the period 1 January 1995 – 30 June 2023. The tables are based on information from Members having submitted semi-annual reports for the relevant periods, and are incomplete to the extent Members have not submitted reports, or have submitted incomplete reports. For the purpose of these tables, each initiation and measure reported covers one product imported from one country. “Country” in each case refers to country or customs territory (referred to in the tables as “Exporter”). The tables are updated with information from the latest notification cycle every six months, by 31 May and 30 November each year.

  • Key: harmonized system section headings
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  • Anti-dumping initiations: by exporter
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  • Anti-dumping initiations: by reporting Member
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  • Anti-dumping initiations: reporting Member vs exporter
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  • Anti-dumping initiations: by sector
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  • Anti-dumping measures: by exporter
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  • Anti-dumping measures: by reporting Member
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  • Anti-dumping measures: reporting Member vs exporter
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  • Anti-dumping measures: by sector
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  • Anti-dumping sectoral: distribution of initiations by exporter
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  • Anti-dumping sectoral: distribution of initiations by reporting member
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  • Anti-dumping sectoral: distribution of measures by exporter
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  • Meetings 2023

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