Friday, December 3, 2010
A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel issued a report today which concludes that the European Union (EU) is violating anti-dumping (AD) rules in the case of Definitive AD Measures on Certain Iron or Steel Fasteners from China (DS397). The WTO panel found that the EU has acted inconsistently with its obligations under articles 3, 6, 9 and 18 of the AD Agreement. On the other hand, it found that the EU did not violate articles 2, 4 or 5 of the AD Agreement. The panel declined China's request that it recommend how the EU should bring its measures into compliance. Instead, the panel followed the usual practice of recommending that the Dispute Settlement Body request that the EU bring its measures into conformity with its WTO obligations. More information and the decision can be found here.