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WT/DS248 - United States - Definitive safeguard measures on imports of certain steel products

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: Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei), Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela

The EC considers that these US measures adopted on 5 March 2002 are in breach of the US obligations under the provisions of GATT 1994 and of the Agreement on safeguards.

Relevant WTO provision: Safeguards (2, 3, 4, 5); GATT (XIX)


Single panel established under art. 9.1 DSU for the EC, Japan, Korea (14 June 2002), China, Norway and Switzerland (24 June 2002), New Zealand (8 July 2002) and Brazil (29 July 2002). Panel report circulated to WTO members on 11 July 2003. The US filed a notice of appeal on 11 Aug. AB report circulated on 10 Nov. 2003. Panel and AB report adopted on 10 Dec. 2003. US measures terminated on 4 Dec. 2003.

  • Consultations requested: 07 March 2002
  • Panel requested: 07 May 2002
  • Panel established: 03 June 2002
  • Panel report circulated: 11 July 2003
  • Appeal requested: 11 August 2003
  • Appeal report circulated: 10 November 2003
  • Panel/Appellate Body report adopted: 10 December 2003


EU submissions and other related documents

Full case details and WTO documents on the WTO website

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