DS: India — Additional duties on certain products from the United States

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Complaint by the United States (See also DS557, DS558, DS559, DS560, DS561 and DS566)

On 3 July 2019, the United States requested consultations with India regarding India's imposition of additional duties with respect to certain products originating in the United States.

The United States claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles I:1, II:1(a), and II:1(b) of the GATT 1994.


Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

On 19 September 2019, the United States requested the establishment of a Panel. At its meeting on 30 September 2019, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

At its meeting on 28 October 2019, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela reserved their third-party rights.

Following agreement of the parties, the panel was composed on 7 January 2020.



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