WTO dispute settlement

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EU-China trade defence instrument conversation heating up

The EU and China are overtly wrangling over how to handle trade defence cases under World Trade Organization rules.   The WTO released working documents today that have been circulating among members of the body’s working group on rules that showcase how intense the disagreements currently run in the organisation over subsidy …

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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 …

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In brief: Russia appeals WTO ruling on commercial vehicle duties

Russia has appealed against a January 2017 WTO dispute settlement ruling indicting it for not following the rulebook in applying trade defence duties against German and Italian commercial vehicles.   The WTO’s main disagreement was the fact that Russia only took into account the damage to one company – Sollers – in …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …