WTO disputes

Fatty alcohols : WTO confirms EU expired TDI measures remain under dispute panel purview
Trade defence WTO & Plurilaterals WTO disputes

Fatty alcohols : WTO confirms EU expired TDI measures remain under dispute panel purview

The latest Appellate Body report confirms that it has jurisdiction over expired measures when these are annulled or lapse during a dispute settlement proceeding in the World Trade Organization. It also rebuffs once more the EU for not properly disclosing information to the foreign companies it investigates in trade defence …

EU Pakistan WTO plastics dispute turns into battle over how to handle illegal subsidies
Pakistan Trade defence WTO & Plurilaterals WTO disputes

EU Pakistan WTO plastics dispute turns into battle over how to handle illegal subsidies

When the EU decided not to renew ‘countervailing duties’ on imports of polyethylene telephtalate from Pakistan in September 2015 that had been in place for a decade, the South Asian government initially considered withdrawing a complaint it had filed a few months earlier against these measures in the WTO.   …

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Indonesia revives EU biodiesel antidumping disputes with new WTO complaint

If you believed the fate of the EU’s biodiesel antidumping duties was sealed after the WTO appellate body’s ruling on a case brought by Argentina and a European Court of Justice ruling annulling these measures in the autumn 2016, stand corrected. The saga goes on.   This week, Indonesia filed a complaint in …

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WTO appellate report strengthens EU case in pork ban dispute with Russia

Russia is probably regretting having appealed the first WTO dispute panel finding against one of its most politically charged trade tussle with the EU.   In September 2016, the dispute settlement body in Geneva ruled that Russia’s import ban on pork products from Baltic states introduced in 2014 and extended …