Title: The weighted average price determination in anti-dumping in South Africa: is there fowl play?

Authors: Omphemetse S. Sibanda

Addresses: University of South Africa, P.O. Box 392, Pretoria 0003, South Africa

Abstract: This paper determines if the South African application of the weighted-average methodology in anti-dumping cases is compatible with the WTO rules, with particular reference to the case of Frozen Meat of Fowls - Brazil, ITAC Report No. 389. Recently, the South African anti-dumping regime, the fourth oldest in the world, has been alleged to be inconsistent with the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. On 21 June 2012 Brazil challenged of the anti-dumping duties South Africa imposed on Brazilian frozen chicken imports. According to Brazil, South Africa was attempting to violate the WTO rules with impunity against the country's obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT 1994) and Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the GATT 1994 (AD Agreement).

Keywords: anti-dumping; World Trade Organization; WTO; Brazil; frozen chicken imports; GATT; weighted average price; South Africa.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPL.2015.066713

International Journal of Private Law, 2015 Vol.8 No.1, pp.14 - 29

Published online: 03 Jan 2015 *

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