WTO dispute settlement

Indonesia South Asia & ASEAN WTO dispute settlement

In brief: Indonesia files appeal against WTO ‘fatty alcohol’ ruling

Jakarta is not happy with a WTO dispute settlement body ruling that largely rebuffed a case it brought against the EU for applying antidumping duties on its exports of ‘fatty alcohols’. Today, it officially lodged an appeal in the WTO.   In a panel report issued on 16 December 2016 the dispute settlement …

Trade defence Ukraine, Russia & CIS World Trade Organization WTO dispute settlement

In brief: Russia challenges EU antidumping duties on steel at WTO

Russia has requested WTO consultations with the EU last Friday on European anti-dumping duties imposed on imports of certain cold-rolled flat steel products originating from Russia, formally initiating a dispute in the WTO.   The move is a response to EU antidumping duties retroactively applied on Russian producers from 18.7 …

Ukraine, Russia & CIS World Trade Organization WTO dispute settlement

Panel finds Russian antidumping duties on EU vans WTO incompatible

The dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organization has found Russia’s antidumping duties imposed on light commercial vehicles from Germany and Italy to violate the Antidumping Agreement of the WTO and Article VI of the GATS.   In 2013, Russia imposed duties of 29.6 percent on German van imports …

Agriculture Energy & Environment Indonesia Trade defence WTO dispute settlement

COM review of antidumping duties on Argentina and Indonesia biodiesel part of broader web of legal disputes

The Commission announced it was undertaking a review of its antidumping measures applied to biodiesel imported from Indonesia and Argentina which have been in force since 2013. The move is only part of a wider web of legal disputes regarding these measures.   The announcement states that the EU aims to comply with …

LatAm & Caribbean Trade defence WTO dispute settlement

EU asks for ‘reasonable period of time’ to implement Argentina WTO ruling

The EU was rebuffed by the WTO’s Appellate Body, which upheld a dispute panel ruling stating that the EU’s antidumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina were illegal.   The Appellate Body criticised the way the EU calculates and construes input costs for the products under investigation. The matter …

Non classé Trade defence Ukraine, Russia & CIS WTO dispute settlement

Russia requests establishment of panel on EU antidumping measures

Russia has requested that the WTO establish a dispute settlement panel to settle a dispute it launched in 2015 on antidumping measures in the EU concerning fertilisers and metals products (background here).   At stake are the EU’s so-called cost-adjustment methodologies, which have been rebuffed by the WTO in a …

Mexico SSAfrica Trade defence World Trade Organization WTO dispute settlement

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 …

Comment: New EU antidumping rules should be WTO-compatible
China Free comment Trade defence World Trade Organization WTO dispute settlement

Comment: New EU antidumping rules should be WTO-compatible

New EU trade defence rules to adapt to the change in China’s non market economy status should be WTO compatible, MEP Christofer Fjellner warns.   Free and ruled-based trade has served Europe well for a long time. After all, the success of the European Union and its single market rests …