DS: United States — Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports of Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Italy

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Complaint by the European Union

On 1 April 2011, the European Union requested consultations with the United States concerning anti-dumping measures imposed on imports of stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (“stainless sheet and strip”) from Italy.  More specifically, the European Union requested consultations with respect to the impact of an arithmetic error, due to the application of the “zeroing methodology”, allegedly made by the US Department of Commerce (“USDOC”) during the following USDOC proceedings:  the original investigation of July 1999; the Section 129 proceeding of September 2007; the Ministerial Error Determination of October 2007; and the second sunset review of December 2010. 

The European Union submits that the above mentioned proceedings are measures that appear to be inconsistent with the United States' obligations under Articles 2, 5.8, 6.8, 9.3, 11.1, 11.2, and 11.3 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement, and Article VI:2 of the GATT 1994. 

On 18 April 2011, Japan requested to join the consultations.


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