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following requests for the establishment of panels were deferred:
Case DS217: United States — Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset
Act of 2000
The US blocked the first request by Australia, Brazil, Chile, European
Communities (EC), India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Thailand to
establish a panel concerning the US' Continued Dumping and Subsidy
Offset Act of 2000. The nine complainants argued that the
redistribution of anti-dumping and countervailing duties to the
"affected domestic producers", who usually are the
petitioners of the anti-dumping or countervailing measures, was
against WTO rules.
US answered that, in their view, the Byrd Amendment was fully
consistent with WTO rules.
Case DS221: United States — Section 129(c)(1) of the Uruguay
Round Agreements Act
The first request by Canada was not accepted by the US.
Case DS206: United States — Anti-dumping and countervailing measures on
steel plate from India
reiterated its request for a panel. (First request was made on 20 June
2001). The US expressed its disappointment. The DSB agreed to
establish a panel. Chile, EC and Japan reserved third-party rights to
participate in the Panel's proceeding.
European Communities — Trade description of sardines
said that the EC's legislation was not compatible with WTO rules and
had a negative impact on its exports and employment. The EC said it
hoped to find a solution. This was Peru's second request and the DSB
agreed to establish a panel. (First request was made on 20 June 2001).
Canada, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Venezuela and US reserved
Case DS219: European Communities — Anti-dumping duties
on malleable cast iron tube or pipe fittings from Brazil
EC stressed that in the case at hand all correct procedures had been
followed and called the Brazilian request "needless
litigation". This was Brazil's second request and the DSB agreed
to establish a panel. (First request was made on 20 June 2001). Chile,
Japan and US reserved third-party rights.
reports: Surveillance of implementation of recommendations
adopted by the DSB
European Communities — Regime for the importation, sale
and distribution of bananas
EC presented a further report on its banana import regime informing
that work was going on to modify the Council Regulation in order to
reserve the C tariff quota for African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) bananas
in the transitional period and to make an additional quantity of
100,000 tonnes of bananas available to Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN)
suppliers. The EC stated that is requests for a waiver under Article
XIII ("Non-discriminatory administration of quantitative
restrictions") was a prerequisite for modifying the Council
Japan — Measures affecting agricultural products
informed that it had completed technical consultation with the US on a
new methodology on the eight agricultural products currently subject
to prohibition and expected to notify soon the DSB of the mutually
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DSB agreed to the US proposals to extend the reasonable periods of
time until 31 December 2001 or the end of the current session of the
US Congress, whichever is earlier, in the following cases: (DS160)
United States — Section 110(5) of the US Copyright and (DS136/162)
United States — Anti-Dumping Act of 1916.
panel reports on (DS58) United States — Import Prohibition of
Certain Shrimp and Shrimp Products and (DS132) Mexico —
Anti-Dumping Investigation of High Fructose Corn Syrup from the United
States were appealed by Malaysia and Mexico, respectively, and
therefore were removed from the agenda of the DSB meeting.
next meeting of the DSB will take place on 25 September 2001.