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WT/DS141 - European Communities - Anti-dumping duties on imports of cotton-type bed-linen from India

WTO dispute settlement case - Complaint against the EU

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Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: India
  • Complaint against: EU
  • Third parties: Egypt, Japan, Pakistan, United States

Imposition of anti-dumping duties on imports of cotton type bed-linen from India.

Relevant WTO provision: AD (2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 15); GATT (I, VI)


EC implemented DSB recommendations (Council Regulation 1644/2001, OJ L219/1 of 14 Aug. 2001). India considers that the EC has failed to comply with the recommendations of the DSB and requested consultations under Art. 4 and 21.5 of the DSB. On 7 May India requested the establishment of a panel pursuant to Art. 21.5 of the DSU.

Panel established by the DSB on 22 May. Panel composed, report circulated on 29 Nov. 2002. It found that the EC had faithfully implemented the relevant DSB recommendations and findings. India decided to appeal to the AB certain issues in the panel report. AB hearing took place on 20 Feb. 2003. AB report circulated on 8 Apr. 2003. AB report and panel report adopted on 24 Apr. 2003.

On 20 Dec. 2003, Council Regulation (EC) No 2239/2003 was published terminating the partial interim review and the expiry review concerning the anti-dumping measures imposed by Regulation (EC) No 2398/97 on imports of cotton-type bed-linen originating, inter alia, in India.

  • Consultations requested: 03 August 1998
  • Panel requested: 07 September 1999
  • Panel established: 27 October 1999
  • Panel report circulated: 30 October 2000
  • Appeal requested: 01 December 2000
  • Appeal report circulated: 01 March 2001
  • Panel/Appellate Body report adopted: 13 March 2001
  • Implementation deadline: 14 August 2001
  • Recourse to Articles:
    • 08 January 2003 - Recourse to Art. 21.5.
    • 08 March 2002 - Recourse to Art. 21.5.


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