Trade Law

Korea Initiates WTO Complaint Against US Anti-dumping, Countervailing Duties

In its request, Korea challenges the provisions of US laws and regulations allowing the US Department of Commerce (USDOC) to use facts available in anti-dumping and countervailing investigations; the USDOC’s practice of using adverse facts ...Read More


14 February 2018 Yu Jianhua, the new Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Prior to his appo...Read More

Trade Growth To Sustain Momentum In First Quarter Of 2018, Latest Trade Indicator Suggests

Component indices of the WTOI are mostly favourable. Container port throughput (104.3) and air freight (103.2) are firmly above trend, indicating strong current shipments of goods. Meanwhile, export orders (102.8) have reached their highest...Read More

UAE Initiates WTO Complaint Against Pakistan Over Film Duties

The UAE claims that the anti-dumping measures are inconsistent with various provisions of the WTO’s Anti-Dumping Agreement and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994. Further information is available in document WT/DS538/1 What is ...Read More

WTO Issues Panel Report Regarding EU Duties On Biodiesel From Indonesia

[unable to retrieve full-text content] On 25 January the WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Indonesia in “European Union — Anti-Dumping Measures on Biodiesel from Indonesia” (DS480). Publication  World Trade Organization...Read More

WTO Arbitrator Determines “reasonable Period Of Time” In US-China Anti-dumping Dispute

[unable to retrieve full-text content] On 19 January an Arbitrator issued his award regarding the “reasonable period of time” for implementing the recommendations and rulings of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in the dispute “United State...Read More

WTO Compliance Panel Issues Ruling Regarding Chinese Duties On US Chicken

[unable to retrieve full-text content] On 18 January a WTO panel issued its compliance report in the dispute “China – Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Measures on Broiler Products from the United States — Recourse to Article 21.5 Of The...Read More

Australia Initiates WTO Complaint Targeting Canadian Restrictions On Sale Of Wine

Australia claims that a range of distribution, licensing and sales measures such as product mark-ups, market access and listing policies, as well as duties and taxes on wine applied at the federal and provincial level, appear to discriminat...Read More

Viet Nam Files WTO Complaint Over US Anti-dumping Duties On Fish

Further information is available in document WT/DS536/1 What is a request for consultations? The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO. Consultations give the parties an opportunity to discuss the matter and to f...Read More

Post-Buenos Aires: Tackling Fisheries Subsidies Contributing to IUU Fishing through Unilateral Trade Measures?

At the Eleventh Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) held in Buenos Aires in December 2017, Members failed to reach an agreement on discipline aimed at eliminating fisheries subsidies that contribute to illegal, unre...Read More

Canada Files WTO Complaint Over US Trade Remedy Measures

Canada considers the measures relating to US anti-dumping or countervailing duty investigations, reviews or other proceedings are inconsistent with US obligations under the WTO’s Anti-Dumping Agreement, the Agreement on Subsidies and Counte...Read More

Qatar under Siege: Chances for an Article XXI Case?

For more than six months now, the richest country of the world has been under an embargo imposed by its Arab neighbours, apparently motivated by their discontent over Qatar’s increasingly independent course in international affairs. The emb...Read More

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