On January 29, 2019, the European Union requested consultations with the United States concerning the imposition of countervailing and anti-dumping duties on ripe olives from Spain, as well as the legislation that was the basis for the imposition of those duties.
The European Union claimed that the challenged measures appear to be inconsistent with:
• Articles 1.1(a), 1.1(b), 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 10, 12.1, 12.5, 12.8, 14, 15.1, 15.2, 15.5, 19.1, 19.3, 19.4 and 32.1 of the SCM Agreement;
• Articles 3.1, 3.2 and 3.5 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and
• Articles VI:1, VI:2 and VI:3 of the GATT 1994.
On February 11, 2019, Australia requested to join the consultations.
On May 16, 2019, the European Union requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on May 28, 2019, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.
At its meeting on June 24, 2019, the DSB established a panel. Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Turkey reserved their third-party rights.
On October 8, 2019, the European Union requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On October 18, 2019, the Director-General composed the panel.
|Brief Date||Brief Description|
|10/22/2020||Closing Statement of the United States at the Panel’s Videoconference with the Parties|
|10/19/2020||Opening Statement of the United States at the Panel’s Videoconference with the Parties|
|09/08/2020||U.S. Answers to Further Questions from the Panel|
|06/10/2020||U.S. Answers to Advance Questions from the Panel|
|03/17/2020||U.S. First Written Submission|