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WT/DS489 China - Measures Related to Demonstration Bases and common Service Platforms Programmes

WTO dispute settlement case - EU as third party

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Dispute settlement
WTO - EU as third party

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: United States
  • Complaint against: China
  • Third parties: EU, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, India, Japan, Korea, Republic Of, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)

On 11 February 2015, the United States requested consultations with China with regard to certain measures providing subsidies contingent upon export performance to enterprises in several industries in China. The United States claims that the measures are inconsistent with Articles 3.1(a) and 3.2 of the SCM Agreement.

Relevant WTO provision: Subsidies and Countervailing Measures: Art.3.1(a), 3.2


On 14 April 2016, China and the United States informed the DSB that they had reached an agreement in relation to this dispute in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding.

  • Consultations requested: 11 February 2015
  • Panel requested: 09 April 2015
  • Panel established: 22 April 2015


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