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EU faces appeal dilemma after anti-dumping method loss at WTO against Russia
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EU faces appeal dilemma after anti-dumping method loss at WTO against Russia

On Friday a World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel established at the behest of Russia ruled that the European Union’s ‘cost adjustment methodology’ relating to how it accounts for raw material input costs on exports of products it deems ‘dumped’ was not compliant with the global trade rule-book. The ruling …

Week in Brussels: Airbus subsidies, TDI, corporate responsibility, Moldova, Corona
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Week in Brussels: Airbus subsidies, TDI, corporate responsibility, Moldova, Corona

In many ways this has been a week full of trade defence news: the first European Court of Auditors report on EU trade defence policy was released this week, and Turkey decided to go to court in Geneva over the EU’s steel safeguard. There is also the ever-simmering tariff guerilla …

The US introduced steel import restrictions on national security grounds in 2018
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Turkey requests WTO panel in dispute with EU over steel safeguard

Turkey has decided to litigate. Earlier this year, Ankara requested consultations with the European Union as Brussels revised for the second time a contentious safeguard on steel imports introduced initially in 2018. The measures were taken in response to the United States’ decision back then to restrict imports of steel …

Commission mulls new measures to respond to Section 301-style unilateral trade actions
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Commission mulls new measures to respond to Section 301-style unilateral trade actions

The European Commission clearly fears the European Parliament could sabotage its attempt at getting an amended so-called ‘enforcement regulation’ up and running quickly. The EU wants to upgrade its legal arsenal to be able to respond to situations where a country blocks legal proceedings in the World Trade Organization’s Appellate …

Comment: USTR eyes Airbus-related escalation of tariffs, helicopter tariffs
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Comment: USTR eyes Airbus-related escalation of tariffs, helicopter tariffs

The United States are currently threatening new tariffs on neighbours and allies left, right, front and centre. It’s clearly election campaign season for an embattled US president Donald Trump. Signs are European Union efforts to find some form of ‘settlement’ with the US on aircraft subsidies have been in vain, …

Qatar vs Saudi Arabia: TRIPS criminal enforcement trumps national security exceptions
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Qatar vs Saudi Arabia: TRIPS criminal enforcement trumps national security exceptions

For those interested in the issue of whether invoking national security lets WTO members get away with  not complying with the multilateral trade rule-book, the institution’s second panel report on this issue released today in Geneva might give you some guidance: national security is not a free-for-all. A first report …

Iceland, Pakistan, Ukraine join MPIA as new arrangement made official at WTO
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Iceland, Pakistan, Ukraine join MPIA as new arrangement made official at WTO

The official countdown has now started for a new alternative appeals mechanism to start functioning among a subset of World Trade Organization members who decided they’d stand up for their right to enjoy two-level adjudication of disputes. The MPIA, the acronym for the new ‘arrangement’, was announced one month ago …

Blog: Dispute settlement update – South Africa, Spanish olives, Appellate Body, Boeing
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Blog: Dispute settlement update – South Africa, Spanish olives, Appellate Body, Boeing

EU-South Africa frozen chicken dispute notched up one level further After 18 months of consultations the EU decided to request a formal panel in its long-standing dispute with the Southern African Developing Community over the latter’s safeguard on imports of frozen bone-in chicken. The EU criticises the data and the …