Japan claims a thirds sunset review by Korean authorities which led to a decision to maintain the duties was not carried out in accordance with the WTO's Anti-Dumping Agreement and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994.
Further information is available in document WT/DS553/1
What is a request for consultations?
The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO. Consultations give the parties an opportunity to discuss the matter and to find a satisfactory solution without proceeding further with litigation. After 60 days, if consultations have failed to resolve the dispute, the complainant may request adjudication by a panel.