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United States — Anti-dumping and Countervailing Measures on large residential washers from Korea

 

Current status

In consultations

Key facts

Short title:
Complainant: Korea, Republic of
Respondent: United States
Third Parties:
Agreements cited:
(as cited in request for consultations)
Anti-dumping (Article VI of GATT 1994) Art. 1, 2, 2.1, 2.4, 2.4.2, 5.8, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 11, 11.2, 11.3, 18.4GATT 1994 Art. VI1, VI2, VI, VI3Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization Art. XVI4Subsidies and Countervailing Measures Art. 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 10, 14, 19.4
Request for Consultations received: 29 August 2013
Panel Report circulated:
Appellate Body Report circulated:

Summary of the dispute to date 

The summary below was up-to-date at 12 December 2013

Consultations

Complaint by Korea.

On 29 August 2013, Korea requested consultations with the United States concerning anti‑dumping and countervailing measures relating to large residential washers from Korea.

Korea claims that the measures identified in its request for consultations are inconsistent with:

  • Articles 1, 2.1, 2.4, 2.4.2, 5.8, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 11 and 18.4 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement;
     
  • Articles 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 10, 14 and 19.4 of the SCM Agreement;
     
  • Articles VI, VI:1, VI:2 and VI:3 of the GATT 1994;
     
  • Article XVI:4 of the WTO Agreement.

On 10 September 2013, China requested to join the consultations.  On 12 September 2013, Japan requested to join the consultations. On 5 December 2013, Korea requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 18 December 2013, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

 

Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

At its meeting on 22 January 2014, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Norway, Thailand and Turkey reserved their third-party rights.  Subsequently, Saudi Arabia and Viet Nam reserved their third-party rights.