WTO: 2013 NEWS ITEMS

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This summary has been prepared by the WTO Secretariat’s Information and External Relations Division to help public understanding about developments in WTO disputes. It is not a legal interpretation of the issues, and it is not intended as a complete account of the issues. These can be found in the reports themselves and in the minutes of the Dispute Settlement Body’s meetings.

DS454: China — Measures imposing anti-dumping duties on high-performance stainless steel seamless tubes (“HP-SSST”) from Japan

Pursuant to the second request from Japan, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) established a panel to examine the dispute “China — Measures Imposing Anti-Dumping Duties on High Performance Stainless Steel Seamless Tubes (“HP-SSST”) from Japan”. The European Union, India, Korea, Russia and the United States reserved their third-party rights to participate in the panel's proceedings.

 

DS442: European Union — Anti-dumping measures on imports of certain fatty alcohols from Indonesia

Following the EU's objection, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel to examine Indonesia's complaint in the dispute “European Union — Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports of Certain Fatty Alcohols from Indonesia”.

 

DS453: Argentina — Measures relating to trade in goods and services

Following Argentina's objection, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel to examine Panama's complaint in the dispute “Argentina — Measures Relating to Trade in Goods and Services”.

 

DS176, DS184, DS160, DS404, DS406, DS381: The United States presented status reports on the following disputes: “US — Section 211 Omnibus Appropriations Act of 1998”; “US — Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Products from Japan”; “US — Section 110(5) of the US Copyright Act”; “US — Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp from Viet Nam”; “US — Measures Affecting the Production and Sale of Clove Cigarettes”; and “US — Measures Concerning the Importation, Marketing and Sale of Tuna and Tuna Products”.

 

DS291: EC — Measures affecting the approval and marketing of biotech products

The European Union provided a status report on the dispute “EC — Measures Affecting the Approval and Marketing of Biotech Products”.

 

DS371: Thailand — Customs and fiscal measures on cigarettes from the Philippines

Thailand presented a status report on the dispute “Thailand — Customs and Fiscal Measures on Cigarettes from the Philippines”.

 

DS425: China — Definitive anti-dumping duties on X-ray security inspection equipment from the European Union

Pursuant to Article 21.3 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU), China informed the DSB of its intention to implement the DSB's recommendations and rulings in the dispute “China — Definitive Anti-Dumping Duties on X-Ray Security Inspection Equipment from the European Union” in a manner that respects its WTO obligations.

 

DS217: US — Continued dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000

The EU and Japan made statements concerning the dispute “US — Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000”.

 

DS285: US — Measures affecting the cross-border supply of gambling and betting services

Dominica, speaking on behalf of Antigua and Barbuda, made a statement regarding the dispute “US — Measures Affecting the Cross-Border Supply of Gambling and Betting Services”.

 

DS412, DS426: The DSB adopted the Appellate Body reports and the Panel reports, as modified by the Appellate Body reports, in the disputes “Canada — Certain Measures Affecting the Renewable Energy Generation Sector”/“Canada — Measures Relating to the Feed-In Tariff Program”.

 

Appellate Body  back to top

The DSB adopted the revised draft decision on the appointment/reappointment of Appellate Body members. The decision has been circulated as document WT/DSB/60.

 

Panellists  back to top

The DSB approved the proposed nominations, contained in WT/DSB/W/503, for inclusion in the indicative list of governmental and non-governmental panellists.

 

Other business  back to top

DS384, DS386: Under “Other business”, the United States, Mexico and Canada made statements regarding the dispute “US — Certain Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) Requirements”. Also under “Other business”, the Chair made a statement regarding the Annual Report of the Appellate Body for 2012.

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