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ECONOMY AND FINANCE
Amendment of Supreme Decree No. 043-97-EF establishing
rules to prevent and correct
THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
By virtue of Supreme Decree No. 133-91-EF, as amended by Supreme Decree No. 051-92-EF, rules were adopted to prevent and correct distortions of competition in the market caused by dumping and subsidies;
By virtue of Legislative Decision No. 26407, the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Multilateral Trade Agreements contained in the Final Act of the Uruguay Round signed at Marrakesh on 15 April 1994 were approved;
The aforementioned Multilateral Trade Agreements include the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the GATT 1994, the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and the Agreement on Agriculture;
Pursuant to Article 18.4 of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the GATT 1994 and Article 32.5 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, it is the responsibility of WTO Members to take all necessary steps, of a general or particular character, to ensure the conformity of their laws, regulations and administrative procedures with the provisions of the aforementioned Agreements;
Article 6 of Supreme Decree No. 043-97-EF establishes that, in the case of imports coming from or originating in countries where there are distortions in the economy that do not permit them to be considered market-economy countries, the normal value shall be determined on the basis of the comparable price in the ordinary course of trade at which a like product is actually sold in a third country with a market economy, or on the basis of any other method deemed appropriate by the Commission;
In order to make investigation procedures more predictable and transparent, it is necessary to specify what criteria shall be used to determine market conditions;
Article 1. Add Article 6 bis to Supreme Decree No. 043-97-EF, which reads as follows:
Single paragraph. The provisions contained in this Supreme Decree shall apply to investigation proceedings initiated from the day following its entry into force.
Single paragraph. This Supreme Decree shall be endorsed by the Minister for Economy and Finance and the Minister for Industry, Tourism, Integration and International Trade Negotiations and shall enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal, El Peruano.
Done at Government House, Lima, this fifth day of December two thousand and one.
PEDRO PABLO KUCZYNSKI
JAVIER REATEGUI ROSSELLO