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Anti-Dumping Measures on Imports of Cellulose Pulp from Canada


Key Facts

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Short Title: Cellulose Pulp
Respondent: China
Third Parties: Brazil; Chile; United States; Uruguay; European Union; Norway; Korea; Singapore;
Complaintant(s): Canada;
Dispute Number: DS483
Link to Dispute Site: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds483_e.htm
Dispute Subject(s): Anti-dumping Measures;
Dispute Status: Pending


On October 15, 2014, Canada requested consultations with China with respect to China's measures imposing antidumping duties on imports of cellulose pulp from Canada, as set forth in the Ministry of Commerce of China Notice No. 75 of 2013 (November 6, 2013), including its annex (the Preliminary Determination), and Notice No. 18 of 2014 (April 4, 2014), including its annex (the Final Determination).

Canada claims that the measures are inconsistent with:

•Articles 1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5; and

•Article VI of the GATT 1994.

On February 12, 2015, Canada requested the establishment of a panel.  At its meeting on March 10, 2015, the DSB established a panel.  The United States, Brazil, Chile, the European Union, Japan, Korea, Norway, Singapore, and Uruguay reserved their third-party rights. On April 15, 2015, Canada requested the Director-General to compose the panel.  On April 27, 2015, the Director-General composed the panel.

Panel Proceedingss
Brief Date Brief Description
06/07/2016 U.S. Third Party Executive Summary
05/31/2016 U.S. Responses to the Panel’s Questions to the Third Parties
04/19/2016 U.S. Third Party Submission