DS: Australia — Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from China

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Complaint by China

On 24 June 2021, China requested consultations with Australia with respect to anti-dumping and countervailing measures imposed by Australia on imports of certain products originating in China, inter alia, wind towers, deep drawn stainless steel sinks and railway wheels.

China claimed that the anti-dumping measures on wind towers, deep drawn stainless steel sinks and railway wheels appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles 2.1, 2.2,, 2.2.2, 2.4 and 9.3 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and
  • Articles VI:1 and VI:2 of the GATT 1994.

China claimed that the countervailing measures on deep drawn stainless stell sinks appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles 1.1(a)(1),1.1(b), 2.1(c), 11.1, 11.2, 11.3 and 14(d) of the SCM Agreement.


Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

On 13 January 2022, China requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 25 January 2022, the DSB deferred the establishment of the panel.

At its meeting on 28 February 2022, the DSB established a panel. Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, United Kingdom, United States, and Viet Nam reserved their third-party rights.




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