Thursday, March 12, 2015
WTO Establishes Two Dispute Resolution Panels Involving Canada
The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced yesterday that it has established two new dispute resolution panels to address one dispute in which Canada is a respondent and one dispute in which Canada is a claimant.
In DS482, Chinese Taipei asserts that Canada's anti-dumping measures on imports of Certain Carbon Steel Welded Pipes are inconsistent with Canada's WTO obligations. Canada contends that its measures are consistent with the WTO Agreements. As this was Chinese Taipei's second request, the DSB established a panel. China, EU, Korea, Norway, United Arab Emirates and the United States reserved their third-party rights to participate in the Panel’s proceedings.
In the second dispute, DS483, Canada alleges that China's anti-dumping measure on imports of Cellulose Pulp from Canada are inconsistent with China's obligations under the Anti-Dumping Agreement and the GATT 1994. China, of course, believes that the measure is consistent with its WTO obligations. The DSB established a panel and Chile, EU, Japan, Korea, Norway and the United States reserved their third-party rights to participate in the Panel’s proceedings.
For more information regarding these disputes and other dispute resolution activity at the WTO, see this WTO news item.