DS: United States — Anti-Dumping Duties on Seamless Pipe from Italy

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Complaint by the European Communities.

On 5 February 2001, the EC requested consultations with the US concerning anti-dumping duties imposed by the US on imports of seamless line and pressure pipe (ôseamless pipeö) from Italy. The request relates in particular to the final results of a sunset review of the measure, carried out by the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and published in the federal register on 7 November 2000. It also covers certain aspects of the procedures followed by the DOC for initiating sunset reviews which are contained in Section 751 c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 and in the implementing regulations issued by the DOC.

The EC considered that the final results of the sunset review are in breach of Articles 5.8, 11.1 and 11.3 of the AD Agreement. The EC also considered that the initiation of the sunset review is inconsistent with Articles 11.1, 11.3, and 18.4 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement and with Article XVI.4 of the WTO Agreement.


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