WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), on 1 March 2001, referred to the
original panel complaints lodged by the United States and New Zealand
regarding Canada’s implementation of DSB's recommendations in the
case “Canada — Measures affecting the importation of milk and the
exportation of dairy products”.
US and New Zealand claimed that the new provincial schemes put in
place by Canada continued to be export subsidies like the national
measures they have replaced.
the meeting, the European Communities and Mexico reserved their
third-party rights to participate in the panel proceedings.
the same time, the US and New Zealand requested the authorization of
the DSB to suspend concessions against Canada — each in the amount
of US$35 million. Canada objected to these amounts and these matters
were referred to arbitration. This arbitration process will be
suspended until the original panel completes its report.
another case, that on “US — Anti-dumping measures on stainless
steel plate in coils and stainless steel sheet and strip from
Korea”, the United States said it intended to implement the panel
recommendations but it would need a reasonable period of time to do
so. Korea said it believed that the recommendations could be
implemented promptly, adding that it looked forward to consultations
with the US on the time-frame for implementation.