Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Yesterday, Mexico notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it is requesting consultations with China concerning several measures allegedly taken by China to support the production and exports of clothing and textile products. Mexico requested consultations because it believes China is maintaining a wide variety of measures that support producers and exporters of apparel and textile products, both directly and indirectly. Mexico stated that these measures appear to involve both prohibited ("red light") and actionable ("yellow light") subsidies that are inconsistent with China’s obligations under the Subsidies and Countervailing Measures Agreement, GATT 1994, the Agreement on Agriculture, and China’s Accession Protocol. More information will be available shortly on the WTO website under case number WT/DS451/1.