If a company exports a product at a price lower than the price it normally charges on its own home market, it is said to be “dumping” the product. The WTO Agreement does not regulate the actions of companies engaged in "dumping". Its focus is on how governments can or cannot react to dumping — it disciplines anti-dumping actions, and it is often called the “Anti-dumping Agreement”. The WTO Committee on Anti-Dumping Practices (CoAD) oversees the implementation of this agreement.
As chair of the CoAD, Ms. Erikstein will also be acting as chair of the informal group on anti-circumvention as well as the working group on implementation.
Karine Mahjoubi Erikstein was posted to the Permanent Mission of Norway in Geneva in February 2017. She holds a Master degree in Law and an LLM in European Law from the College of Europe in Belgium. She came to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2014, and has previously worked for the Norwegian Ministry of Environment and for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.