DS: United States — Anti-Dumping Measures Applying Differential Pricing Methodology to Softwood Lumber from Canada

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Complaint by Canada

On 28 November 2017, Canada requested consultations with the United States with respect to the United States' anti-dumping measures applying the Differential Pricing Methodology to softwood lumber products from Canada.

Canada claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles 1, 2.1, 2.4 and 2.4.2 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and
  • Article VI:1 and VI:2 of the GATT 1994.


Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

On 15 March 2018, Canada requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 27 March 2018, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

At its meeting on 9 April 2018, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, China, the European Union, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, the Russian Federation and Viet Nam reserved their third-party rights.

On 9 May 2018, Canada requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On 22 May 2018, the Director-General composed the panel.

On 9 November 2018, the Chair of the panel informed the DSB that the panel expected to issue its final report to the parties within the first half of 2019, in accordance with the partial timetable adopted after consultation with the parties.




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