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WT/DS257 - Final countervailing duty determination with respect to certain softwood lumber

WTO dispute settlement case - EU as third party

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Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: Canada
  • Complaint against: United States
  • Third parties: EU

Final countervailing duty determination with respect to certain softwood lumber


Consultations held on 18 June 2002. Panel established on 1 Oct. 2002. Panel report circulated on 29 Aug. 2003. On 21 Oct. the US notified an appeal. AB report circulated on 19 Jan. 2004. AB report and panel report adopted on 17 Feb. 2004. Parties mutually agreed that the reasonable period of time to implement the recommendations and rulings of the DSB shall be 10 months i.e. from 17 Feb. to 17 Dec. 2004.

  • Consultations requested: 03 May 2005
  • Panel requested: 18 August 2002
  • Panel established: 01 October 2002
  • Panel report circulated: 29 August 2003
  • Appeal requested: 21 October 2003
  • Appeal report circulated: 19 January 2004
  • Panel/Appellate Body report adopted: 17 February 2004
  • Implementation deadline: 17 December 2004
  • Recourse to Articles:
    • 30 December 2004 - Recourse to Art. 22. Pursuant to Article 22.2 of the DSU Canada requests authorization from the DSB to suspend the application to the US of its concessions or other obligations in an amount that will be established each year.
    • 30 December 2004 - Recourse to Art. 21.5. Canada requests that the DSB refer the matter to the original panel, if possible, pursuant to Article 21.5 of the DSU.


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