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WT/DS344 - US - Final Anti-Dumping Measures on Stainless Steel from Mexico

WTO dispute settlement case - EU as third party

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WTO - EU as third party

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: Mexico
  • Complaint against: United States
  • Third parties: EU, Chile, China, Japan, Thailand

Mexico challenges the use of zeroing in a series of US anti-dumping duty measures on imports of stainless steel from Mexico, considering that these measures are inconsistent with a number of Anti-Dumping Agreement and GATT obligations.

Relevant WTO provision: Article VI:1 and VI:2 of the GATT 1994; Articles 1, 2.1, 2.4, 2.4.2, 9 and 18 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; Article XVI:4 of the WTO Agreement.

Status

On 19 August 2009, Mexico requested consultations under Article 21.5 of the DSU. On 7 September 2010, Mexico requested the establishment of a compliance panel. At its meeting on 21 September 2010, the DSB agreed to refer to the original panel, if possible, the matter raised by Mexico pertaining to this dispute. China, the European Union, Japan and Korea reserved their third-party rights. Subsequently, Brazil reserved its third-party rights. The parties to the dispute are still discussing panel composition.

On 19 August 2009, Mexico requested consultations under Article 21.5 of the DSU. On 7 September 2010, Mexico requested the establishment of a compliance panel. At its meeting on 21 September 2010, the DSB agreed to refer to the original panel, if possible. Due to the unavailability of one of the original panelists, the parties agreed on a replacement panelist. The compliance panel was composed on 13 May 2011.

  • Consultations requested: 01 June 2006
  • Panel requested: 12 October 2006
  • Panel established: 26 October 2006
  • Panel report circulated: 20 December 2007
  • Appeal requested: 31 January 2008
  • Appeal report circulated: 30 April 2008
  • Panel/Appellate Body report adopted: 20 May 2008
  • Implementation deadline: 30 April 2009
  • Recourse to Articles:
    • 19 August 2009 - Recourse to Art. 21.5. Recourse to Art. 21.5 - Mexico

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