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Compendium of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws in the Western Hemisphere

Dominican Republic


I. Legal Authority to Impose Antidumping and Countervailing Duties

A. Treaties or Agreements

Article VI of the GATT 1995, the WTO Antidumping Agreement ("AD Agreement") and the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures ("SCM Agreement").

These Agreements apply to all WTO signatories.

B. Legislation

   In January 1995, the Congress of the Dominican Republic ratified the Uruguay Round Agreements.

   As a result, and in accordance with the legal principles of the Dominican Republic, these agreements, including the agreements on Antidumping and Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, are incorporated in national legislation.

   The Dominican Republic is currently in the process of developing rules and regulations on antidumping and countervailing measures.

   Because the Dominican Republic did not previously have national antidumping or countervailing duty laws, it is not able to provide the information requested in this outline.

C. Regulations

   The Dominican Republic is in the process of developing rules and regulations pertaining to antidumping and countervailing duty measures.

D. Administrative Practice, Handbook or Guide

II. Authorities Responsible for Conducting Investigations

A. Injury

B. Antidumping and Countervailing Duties

III. Methodologies/Definitions

A. Like Product

B. Domestic Producers

C. Standing

   The Dominican Republic adopted the WTO Agreement as national law.

   There is no prior domestic law.

D. Polling

E. Normal Value

F. Calculation of Cost of Production

G. Export Price

H. Export Price - Adjustments

I. Injury

J. Threat of Injury

K. Material Retardation

L. Cumulation

M. De Minimis Provision

1. Antidumping

2. Countervailing

N. Margin of Dumping

O. Subsidy Rate

IV. Steps of the Investigation

A. Petition Filing

B. Initiation of Investigation

C. Issuance of Questionnaire

D. Response to Questionnaire

E. Preliminary Determination

1. Injury

2. Antidumping

3. Countervailing

F. Conduct Verification

1. Antidumping

2. Countervailing

G. Hearings

1. Antidumping

2. Countervailing

H. Briefs

I. Final Determinations

J. Maximum Length of Investigation

K. Maximum Duration of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders

L. Retroactivity

M. Best Information Available (or "Facts Available")

N. Consumers as Interested Parties

O. Public Interest

1. Antidumping

2. Countervailing

P. Undertakings or Commitments

V. Review of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Determinations

A. Annual Reviews

B. Duty Refund Review

C. Sunset Review

D. Changed Circumstances Review

E. New Shipper Review

1. Antidumping

2. Countervailing

3. Judicial, Administrative or Other Review

F. Procedures for Due Process

1. Notification of Initiation of Investigation

2. Questionnaires (Distribution, Response Time, Extensions, Supplements)

3. Publication of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Determinations

4. Access to Public Information

5. Access to Confidential Information

6. Decision Making Process (Ministerial Approval, Commission Vote, etc.)

G. Application and Collection of Duties

1. Suspension of Liquidation

2. Use of Bonds or Cash Deposits

3. Methods of Liquidation

H. Other

1. Anti-Circumvention

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