United States — Definitive safeguard measures on imports of circular
carbon quality line pipe from Korea
the adoption of the Appellate Body report by the DSB, the Republic of
Korea made a statement in which it welcomed the findings and rulings that
the US safeguard measure on line pipe is not consistent with various
provisions of the WTO safeguard agreement. Korea, as well as the EC,
Australia, Hong Kong China and Japan, noted in their respective statements
the fact that safeguard measures are extraordinary measures which can only
be applied when very strict conditions are met. Mexico and Canada
commented on the exclusion of these countries from the measures under the
FTA (Free Trade Agreement) with the United States. The US regretted that
the AB affirmed the ultimate conclusion of the panel in this dispute but
said it plans to respond quickly to this ruling.
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United States — Section 110(5) of the US Copyright Act
US reported to the DSB that it has been engaged in discussions with the
European Communities to find a positive and mutually acceptable resolution
to the dispute. In light of those discussions, the US said, the
arbitration in this matter has been suspended at the joint request of the
parties. The EC noted that the US has not made progress towards compliance
with its obligations under the TRIPS Agreement.
United States — Anti-dumping act of 1916
US notified the DSB of House Resolution 3557, introduced in the US
Congress on December 20, 2001, which would repeal the 1916 Act. The EC
said compliance will only be achieved once the law is effectively repealed
and pending cases terminated.
Argentina — Measures affecting the export of bovine hides and the
import of finished leather
and the EC notified the DSB of an agreement concerning procedures under
article 21 and 22 of the DSU to solve this dispute in a satisfactory
manner taking also into account the exceptional difficulties that
Argentina is currently facing. (WT/DS155/12)
DS222: Canada — Export credits and loan guarantees for regional aircraft.
said it is considering its options on how best to proceed with respect to
this matter and that substantive bilateral negotiations with Brazil have
continued. Brazil express hopes of a prompt resolution to this dispute.
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Mexico — Measures affecting telecommunications services
US made its first request for the establishment of a panel to address “Mexico's failure to implement its GATS commitments for cross-border
telecommunications services”. Mexico rejected the complaint saying
that it has tried to address the concerns of the US even in matters not
covered by Mexico's commitments under the WTO.
Argentina — Definitive anti-dumping duties on poultry from Brazil
requested for the first time the establishment of a panel after reporting
that consultations have not led to a mutually agreed solution. Brazil
considers that these Anti-Dumping measures are inconsistent with several
provisions of the Anti-Dumping Agreement and have significantly impacted
upon Brazil's exports of poultry to Argentina. Argentina rejected the
Brazilian request saying that the measure was taken in accordance with
Article VI of GATT 1994 and the Anti-Dumping Agreement.
DSB also accepted the proposed nominations for the indicative list of
governmental and non-governmental panelists (WT/DSB/W/187)
next regular meeting of the DSB is scheduled for 17 April 2002.