Saudi Arabia claims that the challenged measure, imposed on 10 June, is inconsistent with provisions of the WTO's Antidumping Agreement and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994.
Mono-ethylene glycol is a liquid used in the production of polyester fibres and film, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins and engine coolants.
Further information is available in document WT/DS606/1
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.