DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

DS: China — Additional Duties on Certain Products from the United States

This summary has been prepared by the Secretariat under its own responsibility. The summary is for general information only and is not intended to affect the rights and obligations of Members.

  

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Summary of the dispute to date

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Consultations

Complaint by United States (See also DS557, DS559, DS560 and DS561)

On 16 July 2018, the United States requested consultations with China concerning the imposition by China of additional duties with respect to certain products originating in the United States.

The United States claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles I:1, II:1(a), and II:1(b) of the GATT 1994.

 

Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

On 18 October 2018, the United States requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 29 October 2018, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

At its meeting on 21 November 2018, the DSB established a panel. Canada, the European Union, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Norway, the Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela reserved their third-party rights.

 

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