Friday, March 1, 2013
The World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body took several actions of note this week.
First, on 26 February 2013, the WTO issued the panel report in the case “China – Definitive Anti-Dumping Duties on X-Ray Security Inspection Equipment from the European Union” (WT/DS425/R). The panel found that China acted inconsistently with its obligations under articles 3, 6 and 12 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement and requested that China bring it measures into conformity with the Agreement. More information about the report may be found here.
Second, the WTO DSB established a panel to examine the dispute “US — Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp from Viet Nam” (DS429). The EU, China, Japan, Norway and Thailand reserved their third-party rights to participate in the panel’s proceedings.
Fianlly, the DSB also elected Ambassador Jonathan Fried of Canada as its new chairman.