DS: China Ś Measures Related to Demonstration Bases and common Service Platforms Programmes

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Complaint by the United States.

On 11 February 2015, the United States requested consultations with China with regard to certain measures providing subsidies contingent upon export performance to enterprises in several industries in China.

The United States claims that the measures are inconsistent with Articles 3.1(a) and 3.2 of the SCM Agreement.

On 20 February 2015, the European Union requested to join the consultations. On 24 February 2015, Brazil and Japan requested to join the consultations. Subsequently, China informed the DSB that it had accepted the requests of Brazil, the European Union and Japan to join the consultations.

On 9 April 2015, the United States requested the establishment of a panel.


Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

At its meeting on 22 April 2015, the DSB established a panel. Australia, Brazil, Canada, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea and the Russian Federation reserved their third-party rights. Subsequently, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Chinese Taipei reserved their third-party rights.

On 14 April 2016, China and the United States informed the DSB that they had reached an agreement in relation to this dispute in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding.



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