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Countervailing Measures on Supercalendered Paper from Canada


Status: Pending

Subject: GATT 1994, SCM Agreement,

Respondent: United States

Complainant(s): Canada,

Third Parties: Brazil, Mexico, China, European Union, Turkey, Japan, Korea, India,

Dispute Number: DS505

Link to Dispute Site: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds505_e.htm



On March 30, 2016, Canada requested consultations with the United States regarding countervailing duties adopted by the United States on supercalendered paper, and the investigation underlying the imposition of those duties.

Canada claims that the measures are inconsistent with:

• Articles 1.1(a)(1), 1.1(b), 2, 10, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.6, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.7, 12.8, 14, 14(d), 19.1, 19.3, 19.4, 22.3, 22.5, 32.1 of the SCM Agreement; and

• Article VI:3 of the GATT 1994. On June 9, 2016, Canada requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on June 22, 2016, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on July 21, 2016, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Turkey reserved their third-party rights.

On August 22, 2016, Canada requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On August 31, 2016, the Director-General composed the panel.

Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
07/26/2017 U.S. Second Integrated Executive Summary
06/14/2017 U.S. Closing Statement at the Second Panel Meeting
06/13/2017 U.S. Opening Statement at the Second Panel Meeting  
04/25/2017 U.S. Second Written Submission 
04/06/2017 U.S. Answers to the Panel's Questions Following the First Panel Meeting  
04/18/2017 U.S. First Integrated Executive Summary
03/22/2017 U.S. Closing Statement at the First Panel Meeting  
03/21/2017

U.S. Opening Statement at the First Panel Meeting

 

Appellate Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
08/27/2018 U.S. Appellant Submission

 

Recourse to Article 22.6 of the DSU: Arbitration
Brief Date Brief Description
03/09/2021 U.S. Responses to First Set of Arbitrator Questions
11/13/2020 U.S. Written Submission