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Domestic Support for Agricultural Producers


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Short Title: Domestic Support for Agricultural Producers
Respondent: China
Third Parties: Brazil; Canada; Colombia; Ecuador; El Salvador; Paraguay; Chinese Taipei; Egypt; European Union; Israel; Russian Federation; Saudi Arabia; Turkey; Ukraine; Japan; Korea; India; Kazakhstan; Pakistan; Australia; Indonesia; Phillippines; Singapore; Thailand; Vietnam;
Complaintant(s): United States;
Dispute Number: DS511
Link to Dispute Site: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds511_e.htm
Dispute Subject(s): Agriculture;
Dispute Status: Pending


On September 13, 2016, the United States requested consultations with China regarding certain measures through which China appears to provide domestic support in favor of agricultural producers, in particular, to those producing wheat, Indica rice, Japonica rice, and corn.

On September 29, 2016, the European Union requested to join the consultations. On September 30, 2016, Australia, Canada, and Thailand requested to join the consultations. On October 5, 2016, the Philippines requested to join the consultations. Subsequently, China informed the DSB that it had accepted the requests of Australia, Canada, the European Union, and Thailand to join the consultations.

On December 5, 2016, the United States requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on December 16, 2016, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on January 25, 2017, the DSB established a panel. Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, the European Union, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, the Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Viet Nam reserved their third-party rights.

The panel was composed June 24, 2017, with the agreement of the parties.

On September 19, 2017, the United States filed its First Written Submission. The United States claims that China's measures are inconsistent with:

• Articles 3.2, 6.3, and 7.2(b) of the Agreement on Agriculture.

 

Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
06/12/2018 U.S. Integrated Executive Summary
06/05/2018 U.S. Comments on China's Answers to Panel Questions Following the Second Panel Meeting
5/15/2018 U.S. Answers to Panel Questions Following the Second Panel Meeting
04/25/2018 U.S. Closing Statement at the Second Panel Meeting
04/25/2018 U.S. Opening Statement at the Second Panel Meeting
2/13/2018 U.S. Answers to Panel Questions
1/24/2018 U.S. Closing Statement at the First Panel Meeting
1/22/2018 U.S. Opening Statement at the First Panel Meeting 
09/19/2017 U.S. First Written Submission