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.




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