Anti-dumping and Countervailing Measures

Legal Framework

The Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Measures) Act has been proclaimed in Mauritius in June 2010. The Act aims at protecting the domestic industry against the negative effects of dumped and subsidized imports by providing the required legal framework for the imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

What is Dumping?

Dumping occurs when goods are exported to Mauritius at a price that is below the "normal value" of the goods. The normal value will usually be based on the domestic price of the goods in the country of export.

Dumping is a form of price differentiation between markets. It is not a prohibited practice under international trade agreements. However, remedial action may be taken where dumping causes (or threatens to cause) material injury to a Mauritian industry.

What is a Subsidy?

A subsidy is any financial assistance (or income or price support) paid by a foreign government that benefits an exporter of the goods to Mauritius, either directly or indirectly. If the effect of the subsidy causes (or threatens to cause) material injury to a Mauritian industry, remedial action may be taken.

Application for Dumping and Countervailing Measures

Application for Anti-dumping and Countervailing Measures should be made on the prescribed Questionnaires available on the link below. The Questionnaire requesting the initiation of anti-dumping/countervailing investigation should be duly completed by the applicant.

Countervailing Measures (Anti-Subsidy)

Application Questionnaire

PDF & EXCEL FILES (Link files)
A guide to the completion of an anti-subsidy application CVD_application_guidelines.pdf
Questionnaire requesting the initiation of a countervailing investigation concerning imports of product originating in or exported from CVD_application_questionnaire.pdf
Annex7 CVD_application_annex_C.xls
Annex8 CVD_application_annex_E.xls
Annex9 CVD_application_annex_F.xls
Domestic Industry Questionnaire
Anti-subsidy questionnaire for domestic producers
Annex10 CVD_domestic_ind_questionnaire_annexes.xls
Exporters Questionnaire
Anti-subsidy questionnaire for producers/exporters
Annex11 CVD_exporter_questionnaire_annexes.xls
Importers Questionnaire
Anti-subsidy questionnaire for importers
Annex12 CVD_importer_questionnaire_annexes.xls
Anti-Subsidy Guide CVD_guide

A Guide to the completion of an Anti-dumping application and Anti-Subsidy Application have been designed to assist Mauritian producers in preparing a properly documented application that can be acted upon by the Investigating Authority (IA). These documents are available on the link below/here.

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Application Questionnaire

PDF & EXCEL FILES (link Files)
A guide to the completion of an anti-dumping application AD_application_guidelines.pdf
Questionnaire requesting the initiation of an ANTI-DUMPING investigation concerning importers AD_application_questionnaire.pdf
Annex1 AD_application_annex_C.xls
Annex2 AD_application_annex_E.xls
Annex3 AD_application_annex_F.xls
Domestic Industry Questionnaire
Questionnaire for domestic producers
Annex4 AD_domestic_ind_questionnaire_annexesv1.xls
Exporters Questionnaire
Questionnaire for producers /exporters
Annex5 AD_exporter_questionnaire_annexesv1.xls
Importers Questionnaire
Questionnaire for importers
Annex6 AD_importer_questionnaire_annexesv1.xls
Anti-Dumping Guide AD_guide.pdf

Investigating Authority

The Investigating Authority (IA) set up under Section 72 of the Trade (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Measures) Act (see AD_and_CV_Act2010.pdf) is responsible for investigating any allegation or suspicion of dumping or subsidized imports. The IA falls under the aegis of the International Trade Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade.

The contact details of the Investigating authority are as follows:

International Trade Division
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, regional Integration and International Trade
3rd Floor, Fooks House, Bourbon Street, Port-Louis
Tel: (230) 213-8236
Fax: (230) 212-6368

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