Agreement On Anti Dumping Notes
Article 11 lays down the duration of anti-dumping duties and lays down the conditions for a periodic review of the continuing need to impose anti-dumping duties or price obligations. These requirements respond to concerns expressed by some countries about the indefinitely application of anti-dumping duties. The sunset requirement overrides the fact that dumping duties generally cease no later than five years after their first application, unless a review before that date concludes that the expiry of the duty would likely result in the continuation or recurrence of dumping and injury. This five-year Sunset provision also applies to pricing obligations. The AD Agreement obliges the authorities to verify, at the request of an interested party, whether it is necessary to impose an additional obligation.