On February 21, 2019, Tunisia requested consultations with Morocco concerning definitive anti-dumping duties imposed by Morocco on imports of school exercise books. This is the second consultations request submitted by Tunisia against Morocco on a similar matter (see DS555, concerning provisional anti-dumping duties imposed by Morocco on imports of school exercise books from Tunisia).
Tunisia claimed that the challenged measures appear to be inconsistent with:
- Articles 1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1, 184.108.40.206, 2.2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.8, 5.10, 6.5, 6.5.1, 6.8, 9, 11, 12.2, 12.2.2, 18.1 and paragraphs 1, 3, 5, and 6 of Annex II of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and
- Articles II:1(a), II:1(b), VI:1 and VI:6(a) of the GATT 1994.
On September 19, 2019, Tunisia requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on September 30, 2019, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.
At its meeting on October 28, 2019, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, Madagascar, the Russian Federation, and the United States reserved their third-party rights.
On March 9, 2020, Tunisia requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On March 19, 2020, the Director-General composed the panel.
|Brief Date||Brief Description|
|08/06/2020||U.S. Third-Party Submission|
|07/10/2020||U.S. Comments on Morocco’s Preliminary Ruling Request|