DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

DS: European Communities — Anti-Dumping Investigations Regarding Unbleached Cotton Fabrics from India

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Complaint by India.

On 3 August 1998, India requested consultations with the EC in respect of alleged repeated recourse by the EC to anti-dumping investigations on unbleached cotton fabrics (UCF), from India. India considered, in the light of the information which had become available before and after the adoption of Regulation 773/98, that:

  • the determination of standing, the initiation, the selection of the sample, the determination of dumping and the injury are inconsistent with the ECís WTO obligations;
     
  • the establishment by the EC of the facts was not proper and that the ECís evaluation of facts was not unbiased and objective; and
     
  • the EC has not taken into account the special situation of India as a developing country.

India alleged violations of Articles 2.2.1, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.6, 3.3, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1(I), 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.8, 6.10, 7.1(I), 7.4, 9.1, 9.2, 12.1, 12.2 and 15 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement, and Articles I and VI of GATT 1994. India also alleged nullification and impairment of benefits accruing to it under the cited agreements.

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