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WT/DS213 - United States - Countervailing duties on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from Germany

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: India

Final results of a full sunset review which maintains CV duties. The original duty was imposed prior to entry into force of WTO agreements. EC considers, in view of the provisions of the SCM agreement, that it would not have been possible to impose this duty of less than 1% ad valorem if the investigation had been governed by this agreement.

Relevant WTO provision: SCM (10, 11:9, 21)


WTO consultations held on 8 Dec. 2000. Supplementary consultations held on 21 March 2001. Panel established. Final report circulated on 3 July 2002. The panel upheld the main claim of the EC with regards to the application of the 'de minimis' rule in sunset reviews. US appealed. AB reversed the panel findings and held the US law on 'de minimis' consistent with its obligations under the WTO SCM agreement. AB and panel report adopted on 19 Dec. 2002.

  • Consultations requested: 10 November 2000
  • Panel requested: 08 August 2001
  • Panel established: 10 September 2001
  • Panel report circulated: 03 July 2002
  • Appeal requested: 30 August 2002
  • Appeal report circulated: 28 November 2002
  • Panel/Appellate Body report adopted: 19 December 2002


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