The electronics industries of Japan and the EU have agreed on anti-dumping measures covering semiconductors.
The Electronic Industries Association (EIA) of Japan and the European Electronic Component Manufacturers Association (EECMA) have agreed that semiconductor manufacturers will collect company data on costs of production, home market prices and export for dynamic random access memories (Drams) and Flash Rom chips.
"Access to the collected data is restricted: only the appropriate governmental authorities will have access in case of a new anti-dumping investigation. The data will then be provided within 14 days," the EECMA said.
The agreement will be in place until 31 Dec 2000, with a possibility of extension for another two years by mutual agreement. It is subject to antitrust clearance in Japan and by the European Commission, but could serve as a model for EU agreements with Taiwan or the US.
Data collection will begin on 1 April 1, 1998.
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