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WT/DS138 - United States - Imposition of countervailing duties on certain hot-rolled lead and bismuth carbon steel products originating in the UK

WTO dispute settlement case - Launched by the EU

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Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: United States
  • Third parties: Brazil, Mexico

Methodology applied by the US in CVD cases to determine whether a privatised company (British Steel Ltd) continues to benefit from subsidies bestowed on the previously state owned company (British Steel Corporation).

Relevant WTO provision: Subsidies (1.1(b), 10, 14, 19.4)


US revoked CVD duties on British Steel retroactively (from 1 Jan. 1995).

  • Consultations requested: 12 June 1998
  • Panel requested: 14 January 1999
  • Panel established: 17 February 1999
  • Panel report circulated: 23 December 1999
  • Appeal requested: 27 January 2000
  • Appeal report circulated: 10 May 2000
  • Panel/Appellate Body report adopted: 07 June 2000


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