DS: Colombia — Anti-Dumping Duties on Frozen Fries from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands

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Complaint by the European Union

On 15 November 2019, the European Union requested consultations with Colombia regarding the anti-dumping duties imposed by Colombia on imports of potatoes, prepared or preserved (otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid), frozen (frozen fries), originating in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

The European Union claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles 1, 2.1, 2.4, 2.4.1, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 5.8, 6.1.2, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.5.1, 6.8, 6.9, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 11.1, 12.2, 12.2.2, 18.1 and paragraphs 3 and 6 of Annex II of the Anti-Dumping Agreement;
  • Article 10 of the Customs Valuation Agreement; and
  • Article VI of the GATT 1994.


Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

On 17 February 2020, the European Union requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 28 February and 5 March 2020, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

At its meeting on 29 June 2020, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, China, Honduras, India, Japan, the Russian Federation, Turkey and the United States reserved their third-party rights.

Following the agreement of the parties, the panel was composed on 24 August 2020.



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