GOIC concludes the workshop on the systemic and economic aspects of anti-dumping
23 May 2016

GCC public and private sectors took part in this training
The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) concluded the workshop entitled “Systemic and Economic Aspects of Anti-Dumping (How to Protect your Enterprise from Dumping)” at its headquarters in Doha, Qatar from the 15th till the 17th of May 2016.

Participants received their certificates from HE Mr. Abdulaziz bin Hamad Al-Ageel, GOIC Secretary General, who stated: “This workshop aimed at explaining systemic and economic aspects to combat dumping that affects strategic industrial goods in the Arabian Gulf. It focused on indicators and tools to detect dumping and their capacity to identify challenges that the industrial sector faces.” The Secretary General added that this training was part of GOIC’s Training and Capacity Development Program aiming at building and developing the capacities of industrial staff to help them keep up with developments in this vital sector.
Participants came from the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) in Oman, the Ministry of Commerce and Investment and the Ministry of Energy and Industry in KSA, the Ministry of Energy and Industry and the Ministry of Economy and Commerce in Qatar, Al-Suwaiket Company, Al-Basis Law Firm, Qatalum, Kuwait Cement Company and GOIC.

The training that was delivered by Dr. Mohammed Ismael included an introduction to the concept of dumping according to international definitions as recognised by the World Trade Organization (WTO), determining protection levels of national industries in accordance with international treaties, identifying dumping indicators in the GCC markets and tackling potential dumping issues that Gulf industries might face. The workshop also highlighted anti-dumping measures by detailing specific global case studies to determine the methods that are in line with commercial policies in GCC countries. It underlined the role of the Anti-Dumping Technical Secretariat of the GCC Secretariat-General and applicable national measures that are currently adopted by anti-dumping institutions. The workshop also explained key steps to combat dumping in Gulf markets.

Participants worked on the concept of dumping, indicators to identify it, applications of potential industrial dumping in the Gulf, key obstacles and challenges in light of the objectives of the GCC economic agreement that include tools to achieve the desired economic integration and to protect Gulf economies from harmful practices in international trade. Participants partook in roundtable discussions to exchange information and data and train on analytical tools aiming at reducing the impact of dumping and suggestions to prevent dumping from hitting Gulf markets.

 The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) offers a number of training workshops to concerned parties according their needs in various fields through its Training and Capacity Development Program (TCD). GOIC aims at improving individual and organisational capacities in the industrial sector in GCC countries and Yemen. You can register to attend any workshop by visiting the Organization’s website or via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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