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หัวข้อ: Thailand ; USA Blocks Trade Inquiry on Dumping Duties
เริ่มหัวข้อโดย: Nicaonline ที่ ตุลาคม 15, 2006, 02:45:53 PM




On September 28, 2006, the Associated Press reported from Geneva, Switzerland: The United States temporarily delayed a World Trade Organization investigation into the dumping duties on Thailand's shrimp exports. The United States said it was "premature" for Thailand to ask the World Trade Organization for an investigative panel to be set up. Thailand will have a second chance in October to ask the Geneva-based trade body to start the inquiry--a move that Washington would not be able to block.

Thailand says the USA threatens the livelihood and sustainability of its shrimp farming industry, which employs about 1 million people. Exports to the USA account for 50 percent of its market.

Thailand complains that the USA unfairly inflates the dumping duties through a complicated procedure for determining tariff rates known as "zeroing." Previous WTO panels have found that zeroing leads to artificial and inflated dumping duties.

Source: The International Herald Tribune. U.S. blocks Thai request for WTO to investigate U.S. shrimp duties (http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/09/28/business/EU_FIN_ECO_WTO_US_Shrimp.php). September 28, 2006.