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On January 15, 2021, Malaysia requested consultations with the European Union (EU), France and Lithuania with respect to certain measures imposed by the EU and EU Member States concerning palm oil and oil palm crop-based biofuels from Malaysia.

Malaysia claimed that certain measures imposed by the EU (the EU renewable energy target, the criteria for determining the high ILUC-risk feedstock, and the sustainability and GHG emission savings criteria) appear to be inconsistent with:

On December 9, 2019, Indonesia requested consultations with the European Union regarding certain measures imposed by the European Union and its member States concerning palm oil and oil palm crop-based biofuels from Indonesia. 

Indonesia claimed that the measures imposed by the European Union appear to be inconsistent with:

• Articles 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.8, 2.9, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.2, 5.6, 5.8, 12.1 and 12.3 of the TBT Agreement; and

• Articles I:1, III:4, X:3(a) and XI:1 of the GATT 1994.

On March 13, 2020, Turkey requested consultations with the European Union concerning the provisional and definitive safeguard measures imposed by the European Union on imports of certain steel products and the investigation that led to the imposition of those measures.

Turkey claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

• Articles 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1(b), 4.1(c), 4.2, 4.2(a), 4.2(b), 4.2(c), 5.1, 5.2, 6, 7.1, 7.4 and 9.1 of the Agreement on Safeguards; and

• Articles I:1, II:1(b), XIII:1, XIII:2 and XIX:1(a) of the GATT 1994.

On January 12, 2018, Australia requested consultations with Canada concerning measures maintained by the Canadian Government and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia governing the sale of wine. Australia’s request for consultations followed earlier requests for consultations submitted by the United States (DS520 and DS531) pertaining to measures maintained by the Canadian province of British Columbia governing the sale of wine in grocery stores.

Australia claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

On May 7, 2015, Russia requested consultations with Ukraine regarding anti-dumping measures imposed by Ukraine on imports of ammonium nitrate originating in Russia. 

On February 29, 2016, Russia requested the establishment of a panel.  At its meeting on April 22, 2016, the DSB established a panel.  The United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, China, the European Union, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Norway, and Qatar reserved their third-party rights. 

April 19, 2017

Washington, DC – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative today announced that the United States signed the Arrangement on Information Exchange, Technical Cooperation and Counterfeiting at a meeting of the World Wine Trade Group (WWTG) in Brussels, Belgium on April 13, 2017.  

The non-binding Arrangement will facilitate trade in wine by encouraging the exchange of information and cooperation on wine-related issues.  Under the Arrangement, WWTG countries will coordinate action to curb the growth of wine counterfeiting around the world.

On June 10, 2014, Indonesia requested consultations with the European Union regarding (a) provisions of Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community; and (b) anti-dumping measures imposed in 2013 by the European Union on imports of biodiesel originating in Indonesia.

November 07, 2016

Buenos Aires – Today, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman led the inaugural meeting of the United States-Argentina Council on Trade and Investment (Council). The Council met under the United States-Argentina Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), which was signed during President Obama’s visit to Argentina in March. Today’s meeting was co-chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Susana Malcorra, and Minister of Production, Francisco Cabrera, for Argentina.