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WT/DS345 - United States - Customs Bond Directive for Merchandise Subject to Anti-Dumping/Countervailing Duties

WTO dispute settlement case - EU as third party

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WTO - EU as third party

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: India
  • Complaint against: United States
  • Third parties: EU, Brazil, China, Japan, Thailand

India considers that the US 'Amended Bond Directive' and the enhanced bond requirement imposed by the US on imports of shrimp from India are inconsistent with a number of ADA, SCM and GATT provisions.

Relevant WTO provision: Articles 1, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.5, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1, 18.1 and 18.5 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; Articles I, II, III, VI:2, VI:3 (including Note 1 Ad paragraphs 2 and 3 of Article VI), X, XI and XIII of the GATT 1994; Articles 10, 17.4, 17.5, 19.3, 19.4, 32.1 and 32.5 of the SCM Agreement


The Panel report was circulated on 29 February 2008 and it has been appealed by both India and the United States

  • Consultations requested: 06 June 2006
  • Panel requested: 13 October 2006
  • Panel established: 21 November 2006
  • Appeal requested: 17 April 2008


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