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DS162: US — Anti-Dumping Act of 1916
The US informed the DSB that the Congress had
been in recess since July 23 and the US administration would continue its
work when it returns in September. Japan mentioned the possibility of
reactivating the arbitration process, while the EC recalled that it may
adopt anytime a specific antidumping legislation applicable to US
DS176: US — Section 211 Omnibus Appropriations Act of 1998
The US stated that the US administration was
continuing to work with the US Congress to find the appropriate statutory
measures that would resolve this dispute. The EC said that it expected
that the US administration would support the “US-Cuba Trademark Protection
Act” as an appropriate solution to this dispute. Cuba referred to a letter
from the Government of Cuba sent to the Director-General and circulated as
a communication (WT/DSB/COM/7) to the Member countries.
DS184: US — Anti-dumping measures on certain hot-rolled steel products
The US requested that the “reasonable period of
time” for implementation of the remaining rulings to be extended from 31
July 2004 to 31 July 2005. Following consultations with the US, Japan
decided not to object to the modification of the “reasonable period of
time” proposed by the US.
DS234: US — Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000
The US recalled that US administration would
continue to work to bring the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act
into conformity with US WTO obligations.
While awaiting the award of the arbitrator under DSU Article 22.6, Japan,
Chile and Canada said that repealing the US WTO inconsistent measure was a
preferred solution rather than retaliation. The EC called on the US
administration to convey to Congress the importance for the US credibility
in the WTO to respect other Member's rights.
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DS312: Korea — Anti-dumping duties on imports of
certain paper from Indonesia
At this DSB meeting, for the first time
Indonesia requested the establishment of a panel (DS312/2) to examine the
imposition by the Republic of Korea of definitive anti-dumping duties on
imports of business information paper and uncoated wood-free printing
paper from Indonesia.
Korea blocked this first panel request by Indonesia. The DSB agreed to
revert to this matter.
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DS264: United States — Final duty determination
with respect to certain softwood lumber from Canada
Canada welcomed the panel and Appellate Body
reports and the clarification they brought on the methodology
incorporating the practice of “Zeroing”.
The US said that, except for the issue of “zeroing”, it supported the
conclusions of the panel and Appellate Body.
The EC said that it was in full agreement with Appellate Body's decision
on the practice of zeroing. It asked the US to abolish such methodology
which is fundamentally WTO inconsistent.
The DSB adopted the Appellate Body report and the panel report as modified
by the Appellate Body.
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The next meeting of the DSB is
scheduled for 27 September 2004.