DS: European Union — Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Cold-Rolled Flat Steel Products from Russia

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Complaint by the Russian Federation

On 27 January 2017, the Russian Federation requested consultations with the European Union concerning anti-dumping measures imposed by the European Union on imports of certain cold-rolled flat steel products from the Russian Federation.

The Russian Federation claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles 1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 5.2, 5.3, 5.8, 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.8, 6.9, 6.13, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 10.6, 12.2, 18.1 and paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 of Annex II of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and
  • Article VI of the GATT 1994.


Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

On 13 March 2019, the Russian Federation requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 11 April 2019, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

At its meeting on 26 April 2019, the DSB established a panel. China, India, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and the United States reserved their third-party rights.

On 6 March 2020, the Russian Federation requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On 16 March 2020, the Director-General composed the panel.

On 22 October 2020, the Chair of the panel informed the DSB that in the light the panel's decision, after consultation with the parties, to postpone the first substantive meeting with the parties and the third parties due to the ongoing travel restrictions resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic, and considering the complexity of this dispute, the panel did not expect to issue its final report before the second half of 2021. The Chair apprised the DSB that the report would be available to the public once it was circulated to the Members in all three official languages, and that the date of circulation depended on completion of translation.



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