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WT/DS450 China - Certain Measures Affecting the Automobile and Automobile-Parts Industries

WTO dispute settlement case - EU as third party

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  • China
  • United States
Trade topics
  • Dispute settlement
  • WTO - EU as third party

Summary of the case

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

On 17 September 2012, the United States requested consultations with China concerning certain measures providing subsidies in the form of grants, loans, forgone government revenue, the provision of goods and services, and other incentives contingent upon export performance to automobile and automobile-parts enterprises in China. On 28 September 2012, the European Union requested to join the consultations. Subsequently, China informed the DSB that it had accepted the request of the European Union to join the consultations.

Relevant WTO provision: GATT 1994: Art. XVI:1; Subsidies and Countervailing Measures: Art. 25.1, 25.2, 25.3, 25.4; Protocol of Accession: Part I, para. 1.2.


Consultations were held on 6-7 November 2012.

  • Consultations requested: 17 September 2012


Full case details and WTO documents on the WTO website

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