Organizational Achievements

The Commission has seen achievements which include the following:

  • Establishment of Secretariat offices and development of internal system of policies and procedures, both for case management and administration.
  • Improved economic efficiency over time through the optimal combination of specialized training, materials and process innovation.
  • Development of a strategic plan to support the migration of the Commission’s paper-based administrative record to an electronic record.
  • Secured from alternate sources, resources needed above and beyond budget; increased capacity, improved procedures and processes commensurate therewith.
  • Engaged fellow agencies and government entities, as well as private sector groups within which important data required for investigations reside, to establish strong linkages and channels for obtaining relevant information
  • Reviewed legislative scheme and contributed extensively to improving the coherence and completeness of the regime.
  • A comparative analysis of three jurisdictions, the United States, Canada and New Zealand, was done with a view to utilizing relevant structures, procedures and precedents, which would complement the Commission’s structure.
  • Development of Public Education Publications: Trade Remedies Guide, Complainant’s Questionnaire, Importer’s Self-Assessment Guide, and Fact Sheets on Dumping, Subsidies and Safeguards, which were first produced in-house, and more recently were professionally printed with the technical assistance of the USAID-NEP.
  • The Commission’s staff has assisted Ministry of Foreign Affairs And Foreign Trade (MFAFT) and others, including persons in the private sector to develop coherent negotiating positions regarding trade policy; completed and presented papers, participated in discussions and in isolating issues for national and regional negotiating consideration.
  • Examined domestic industries engaged in the production of a variety of goods with a view to assisting those industries, where appropriate, to identify a trade remedies case.