WTO disputes

Mexico SSAfrica Trade defence WTO & Plurilaterals WTO disputes

Mexico and Uganda alcoholic beverages laws in EU limelight

The EU is looking after its alcoholic beverages industry in the WTO, the latest WTO meeting on technical barriers to trade reveals. The Commission is putting pressure on Colombia with a pending case on its domestic laws on alcoholic beverage marketing arrangements and taxes. Is it now setting its sights on Mexico and …

Appellate Body upholds WTO rebuff of EU antidumping duties on Argentinean biodiesel
Energy & Environment Trade defence WTO & Plurilaterals WTO disputes

Appellate Body upholds WTO rebuff of EU antidumping duties on Argentinean biodiesel

The WTO’s appellate body upheld an earlier ruling outlawing EU antidumping duties on Argentinean biofuels. The case has broader ramifications for EU antidumping policy going forward as it follows on other converging rulings in the Court of Justice of the EU.           The EU Commission will now have to …

China Energy & Environment WTO disputes

In brief: EU launches new case against China raw material export restrictions

Brussels is following Washington on this one. Today, the EU notified the WTO Secretariat of a request for consultations with China over duties and other measures concerning the exportation of certain raw materials. This request follows on a similar one filed by Washington last week (13 July 2016).   The move follows …

ECJ Trade defence WTO disputes

Argentina biodiesel case strengthens WTO, ECJ jurisprudence obliging EU to take into account cost data provided by exporting companies

A long-awaited dispute settlement report of the WTO in a case brought by Argentina against antidumping measures imposed by the EU on biodiesel imports will likely oblige Brussels to make amendments to the measures in place. The EU is expected to lodge an appeal, and the European Biodiesel Board has …