DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

DS: Dominican Republic — Antidumping Measures on Corrugated Steel Bars

This summary has been prepared by the Secretariat under its own responsibility. The summary is for general information only and is not intended to affect the rights and obligations of Members.

  

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Consultations

Complaint by Costa Rica

On 23 July 2021, Costa Rica requested consultations with the Dominican Republic with respect to antidumping measures imposed on the importation of corrugated or deformed steel bars or rods for the reinforcement of concrete originating in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica claimed that the measures at issue appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles 1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 5.1, 5.3, 5.8, 6.1, 6.1.3, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.5.1, 6.7, 6.9, 9.3 and 12.1.1 and Annex I of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and
      
  • Articles VI and VI:2 of the GATT 1994.

 

Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

On 15 November 2021, Costa Rica requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 29 November 2021, the DSB deferred the establishment of the panel.

At its meeting on 20 December 2021, the DSB established a panel. Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Mexico, the Russian Federation, and the United States reserved their third-party rights.

On 28 March 2022, Costa Rica requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On 8 April 2022, the Director-General composed the panel.

 

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