WTO to Examine Anti-Dumping Measures of Chinese Taipei and Canada

By Robert Robillard - 13 March 2015

This blogpost originally appeared on rbrt.ca.

From the World Trade Organization website:

“At its special meeting on 10 March, the Dispute Settlement Body established two panels to study, respectively, complaints by Chinese Taipei against Canada over anti-dumping measures on carbon steel welded pipe, and by Canada against China over anti-dumping measures on cellulose pulp.

DS482: Canada — Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports of Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipe from the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu

Chinese Taipei recalled that, at the previous DSB meeting it had explained the inconsistency of Canada’s anti-dumping measures and its relevant laws with the WTO Agreements. Since then, there had been no signal of intention to remove the measures and modify the relevant laws. In that regard, Chinese Taipei had no choice but to request, for the second time, the establishment of a panel to examine this dispute. Canada expressed its disappointment that Chinese Taipei had made a second request for panel establishment. Canada was of the view that its measures are consistent with its obligations under the WTO Agreement. The DSB established a panel and China, EU, Korea, Norway, United Arab Emirates and the United States reserved their third-party rights to participate in the Panel’s proceedings.

DS483: China — Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports of Cellulose Pulp from Canada

Canada was of the view that China’s measures were inconsistent with its obligations under the Anti-Dumping Agreement and the GATT 1994. China said it was disappointed that Canada had requested panel establishment and was convinced that the concerned measure was consistent with its WTO obligations. The DSB established a panel and Chile, EU, Japan, Korea, Norway and the United States reserved their third-party rights to participate in the Panel’s proceedings.”

Case DS482 status is available here.

Case DS483 status is available here.

Robert Robillard, Ph.D., CPA, CGA, Adm.A., MBA, M.Sc. Econ., M.A.P.
Senior Partner, RBRT Inc.
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