ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2015
In December 2015, the members of the GCC initiated a new anti-dumping investigation. In June 2017, a definitive duty was imposed.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
WTO, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices - Semi-annual report under article 16.4 of the Agreement - Bahrain; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and United Arab Emirates (COOPERATION COUNCIL FOR THE ARAB STATES OF THE GULF "GCC"), 25.02.2016 (Documents G/ADP/N/280/ARE ; G/ADP/N/280/BHR ; G/ADP/N/280/KWT ; G/ADP/N/280/OMN ; G/ADP/N/280/QAT ; G/ADP/N/280/SAU): https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=227132,226347,128547,71562&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=0&FullTextHash=
WTO, Trade Monitoring Database: http://tmdb.wto.org/searchmeasures.aspx?lang=en-US
WTO, Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices - Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices - Semi-annual report under article 16.4 of the Agreement - Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf "GCC", Document G/ADP/N/300/ARE ; G/ADP/N/300/BHR ; G/ADP/N/300/KWT ; G/ADP/N/300/OMN ; G/ADP/N/300/QAT ; G/ADP/N/300/SAU, 29.08.2017: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=238439,238411,238381,238410,238349,238329,238333,238249,238210,238071&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=1&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=False&HasSpanishRecord=False
On 31 December 2015, the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) authorities initiated an antidumping investigation on imports of certain electric lead-acid accumulators with a capacity between 35 and 115 Amp-hour of a kind used for starting piston engines from the Republic of Korea. According to the World Trade Organization's Trade Monitoring Database, the products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheading: 8507.10.
The GCC member states are the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
On 25 June 2017, the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) imposed a definitive antidumping duty on imports of the subject from the Republic of Korea. The rate of duty is between 12% and 25%.