DS: European Union — Countervailing and Anti-Dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Cold-Rolled Flat Products from Indonesia

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Complaint by Indonesia

On 24 January 2023, Indonesia requested consultations with the European Union with respect to countervailing and anti-dumping measures imposed by the European Union on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products from Indonesia.

Indonesia claimed that the countervailing measures at issue appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles 1.1, 1.1(a)(1), 1.1(a)(1)(ii),footnote 1, 1.1(a)(1)(iv), 1.1(b), 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1(a), 10, 12, 12.1, 12.7, 12.8, 14, 19, 19.3, 22.3 and 32.1 of the SCM Agreement;
  • Article 9.2 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement;
  • Articles II:1(b), VI:3, VI:4 and VI:5 of the GATT 1994; and
  • Article 23.1 of the DSU.

Indonesia claimed that the anti-dumping measures at issue appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles 1, 2.1, 2.4, 6.1, 6.6, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 11.1, 17.6(i) and 18.1 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement;
  • Article 19.3 of the SCM Agreement; and
  • Articles VI:1, VI:2 and VI:5 of the GATT 1994.


Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

On 17 April 2023, Indonesia requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 28 April 2023, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

At its meeting on 30 May 2023, the DSB established a panel. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Türkiye, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States reserved their third-party rights.



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