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WT/DS595 - European Union - Safeguard Measures on Certain Steel Products from Turkey

WTO dispute settlement case - Complaint against the EU

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Dispute settlement
WTO - Complaint against the EU

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: Turkey
  • Complaint against: EU
  • Third parties: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, Republic Of, Norway, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei), Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

On 13 March 2020, Turkey requested consultations with the European Union concerning the provisional and definitive safeguard measures imposed by the European Union on imports of certain steel products and the investigation that led to the imposition of those measures. Turkey claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with: Articles 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1(b), 4.1(c), 4.2, 4.2(a), 4.2(b), 4.2(c), 5.1, 5.2, 6, 7.1, 7.4 and 9.1 of the Agreement on Safeguards; and Articles I:1, II:1(b), XIII:1, XIII:2 and XIX:1(a) of the GATT 1994.

Relevant WTO provision: Articles 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1(b), 4.1(c), 4.2, 4.2(a), 4.2(b), 4.2(c), 5.1, 5.2, 6, 7.1, 7.4 and 9.1 of the Agreement on Safeguards; and Articles I:1, II:1(b), XIII:1, XIII:2 and XIX:1(a) of the GATT 1994.

Status

On 13 March 2020, Turkey requested consultations with the European Union concerning the provisional and definitive safeguard measures imposed by the European Union on imports of certain steel products and the investigation that led to the imposition of those measures. Turkey claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with: • Articles 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1(b), 4.1(c), 4.2, 4.2(a), 4.2(b), 4.2(c), 5.1, 5.2, 6, 7.1, 7.4 and 9.1 of the Agreement on Safeguards; and • Articles I:1, II:1(b), XIII:1, XIII:2 and XIX:1(a) of the GATT 1994. The EU has accepted the request to enter into consultations on 23 March 2020. On 16 July 2020, Turkey requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 29 July 2020, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 28 August 2020, the DSB established a panel. Following the agreement of the parties, the panel was composed on 29 September 2020.

  • Consultations requested: 13 March 2020

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