Developed countries have traditionally been the main users of trade remedies. Examination of early figures of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT, the World Trade Organisation – WTO forerunner) shows that up until around the 1980s, developing countries were virtually absent in trade remedies activity. However, in recent years, there has been an increasing presence of developing countries in trade remedies use to the point that today developing countries represent collectively more than 60 percent of global trade remedy actions, with India and Brazil among the leading users of trade remedies. On the target side, developing countries are also becoming the principal targets of trade remedy measures by both developed and developing countries.
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