So we will look at the purpose of trade remedy legislation and at the international rules that govern the operation of trade remedies. I will then talk about the key concepts involved in trade remedies and identify the processes that need to be covered in the administration of trade remedies. After this initial run through, we thought that it would be useful to have a discussion on the outline and on the issues that Kathy has identified, by thinking about the Malawi context for trade remedies in relation to policy, institutions, information and resources. At a later session I will talk in more detail about the administration of trade remedies and what is involved in carrying out investigations and imposing remedies.
To make it clear we mean anti-dumping duties, which address the dumping of goods; countervailing duties, which address the subsidisation of goods; and safeguard action, which allows a protective response through duties or quotas to unexpected increases in imports.
TRADE POLICY MAKING PROCESS IN MALAWI Presentation by Mr. H.J.K. Mandindi Director of Trade, Ministry of Industry and Trade
The Trade Policy contributes to the realization of the Malawi Government vision of “transforming the Malawi from a predominantly importing and consuming country to a predominantly producing and exporting country”.
The Policy is premised on the need to integrate the country and to participate effectively in the multilateral trading system.
Consultative fora such as the NWGTP and PPD to be strengthened to ensure that the interests of stakeholders ( government, private sector, consumers, etc) in trade policy formulation and implementation are taken into account
Institutional capacities of stakeholders, including non-state actors (i.e. civil society) in formulation of trade policies be enhanced