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Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Automobiles from the United States

Key Facts
Short Title: China – Autos (US)
Respondent: China
Third Parties: Colombia; European Union; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Turkey; Japan; Korea; India;
Complaintant(s): United States;
Dispute Number: DS440
Link to Dispute Site: http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds440_e.htm
Dispute Status: Pending

On 5 July 2012, the United States requested consultations with China with regard to Notice No. 20 [2011] and Notice No. 84 [2011] of the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (“MOFCOM”) imposing anti-dumping and countervailing duties on certain automobiles from the United States, including any and all annexes.

The United States alleges that these measures appear to be inconsistent with:

•Articles 1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 5.3, 5.4, 6.2, 6.5.1, 6.8 (including Annex II, paragraph 1), 6.9, 12.2, and 12.2.2 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement;

•Articles 10, 11.3, 11.4, 12.4.1, 12.7, 12.8, 15.1, 15.2, 15.4, 15.5, 16.1 22.3, and 22.5 of the SCM Agreement; and

•Article VI of the GATT 1994.

On 17 September 2012, the United States requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 28 September 2012, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

At its meeting on 23 October 2012, the DSB established a panel. Colombia, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Turkey reserved their third party rights. On 1 February 2013, the United States requested the Director-General to determine the composition of the panel. On 11 February 2013, the Director-General composed the panel. 

 

Panel Proceedings
Brief DateBrief Description
11/15/2013Comments of the United States on China’s Answers to the Second Set of Questions
11/01/2013Answers of the United States to the Second Set of Questions
10/24/2013Executive Summary of the Opening Statement of the United States at the Second Panel Hearing
10/15/2013Opening Statement of the United States at the Second Panel Hearing
10/15/2013Closing Statement of the United States at the Second Panel Hearing
08/02/2013Executive Summary of the Second Written Submission of the United States
07/26/2013Second Written Submission of the United States
07/12/2013Answers of the United States to the First Set of Panel Questions
07/03/2013Executive Summary of the Opening Statement of the United States at the First Panel Hearing
06/26/2013Closing Statement of the United States at the First Panel Hearing
06/25/2013Opening Statement of the United States at the First Panel Hearing
03/19/2013Executive Summary of the First Written Submission of the United States
03/12/2013First Written Submission of the United States