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United States — Certain Methodologies and their Application to Anti-Dumping Proceedings Involving China (Complainant: China)

 

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Key facts

Short title: US — Anti-Dumping Methodologies (China)
Complainant: China
Respondent: United States
Third Parties: Brazil; Canada; European Union; India; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Norway; Russian Federation; Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of; Ukraine; Viet Nam; Turkey; Chinese Taipei
Agreements cited:
(as cited in request for consultations)
GATT 1994: Art. VI:2 Anti-dumping (Article VI of GATT 1994): Art. 2.4.2, 6.1, 6.8, 6.10, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, Annex II
Request for Consultations received: 3 December 2013
Panel Report circulated:
Appellate Body Report circulated: Anti-dumping (Article VI of GATT 1994): Art. 2.4.2, 6.1, 6.8, 6.10, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, Annex II

Summary of the dispute to date 

The summary below was up-to-date at 1 April 2015

Consultations

Complaint by China.
On 3 December 2013, China requested consultations with the United States regarding the use of certain methodologies in anti-dumping investigations involving Chinese products.

China claims that the measures mentioned in the request for consultations are inconsistent with:

Articles 2.4.2, 6.1, 6.8, 6.10, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4 and Annex II of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and

Article VI:2 of the GATT 1994.
On 19 December 2013, Japan requested to join the consultations. On 25 December 2013, Russia requested to join the consultations. On 8 January 2014, Ukraine requested to join the consultations. On 13 February 2014, China requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 26 February 2014, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.



Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

At its meeting on 26 March 2014, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, Canada, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine reserved their third-party rights. Subsequently, Chinese Taipei, Turkey and Viet Nam reserved its third-party rights. On 18 August 2014, China requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On 28 August 2014, the Director-General composed the panel.

On 23 February 2015, the Chair of the panel informed the DSB that the start of the proceedings was deferred owing to the unavailability of Secretariat lawyers. Pursuant to the timetable adopted by the panel, and in light of the amount and complexity of the work involved, the panel expects to issue its final report to the parties in June 2016.