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Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Measures on Large Residential Washers from Korea


Key Facts

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Short Title: Washing Machines
Respondent: United States
Third Parties: Brazil; Canada; European Union; Norway; Saudi Arabia; Turkey; Japan; India; Thailand; Vietnam;
Complaintant(s): Korea;
Dispute Number: DS464
Link to Dispute Site: http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds464_e.htm
Dispute Subject(s): Anti-dumping Measures; Countervailing Duty;
Dispute Status: Pending


On August 29, 2013, Korea requested consultations with the United States concerning antidumping and countervailing measures relating to large residential washers from Korea. Korea claims that the measures identified in its request for consultations are inconsistent with:

•Articles 1, 2.1, 2.4, 2.4.2, 5.8, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 11 and 18.4 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement;

•Articles 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 10, 14 and 19.4 of the SCM Agreement;

•Articles VI, VI:1, VI:2 and VI:3 of the GATT 1994; and

•Article XVI:4 of the WTO Agreement.

Panel and Appellate Body proceedings On December 5, 2013, Korea requested the establishment of a panel. On January 22, 2014, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam reserved their third-party rights. Following a request by Korea, the Director-General composed the panel on September 24, 2014.

Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
07/03/2015 U.S. Comments on Korea’s Responses to the Panel’s Second Set of Questions to the Parties Related to Countervailing Duty Issues
06/19/2015 U.S. Responses to the Panel’s Second Set of Questions to the Parties Related to Countervailing Duty Issues
05/27/2015 Executive Summary of the U.S. Opening Statement at the Second Substantive Meeting of the Panel
05/21/2015 U.S. Closing Statement at the Second Substantive Meeting of the Panel
05/20/2015 U.S. Opening Statement at the Second Substantive Meeting of the Panel
04/24/2015 Executive Summary of Second Written Submission of the United States
04/17/2015 Second Written Submission of the United States
03/31/2015 U.S. Responses to the Panel’s First Set of Questions to the Parties
03/18/2015 Executive Summary of U.S. Opening Statement at the First Panel Meeting
03/10/2015 U.S. Opening Statement at the First Panel Meeting
12/01/2014 U.S. Executive Summary of the First Written Submission
11/24/2014 First Written Submission of the United States

 

Appellate Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
06/20/2016 U.S. Opening Statement at the Oral Hearing
05/09/2016 U.S. Appellee Submission
04/19/2016 U.S. Appellant Submission
Recourse to Article 21.3(c) of the DSU: Arbitration
Brief Date Brief Description
03/09/2017 U.S. Oral Statement
02/02/2017 U.S. Written Submission
02/02/2017 Executive Summary of U.S. Written Submission

 

Recourse to Article 22.6 of the DSU by the United States
Brief Date Brief Description
09/03/2018 U.S. Comments on Korea’s Answers to Arbitrator’s Additional Questions Following the Meeting with the Arbitrator
08/29/2018 U.S. Answers to Arbitrator’s Additional Questions Following the Meeting with the Arbitrator 
07/05/2018 U.S. Executive Summary
06/28/2018 U.S. Comments on Korea’s Answers to Arbitrator Questions Following the Substantive Meeting
06/21/2018 U.S. Answers to Arbitrator Questions Following the Substantive Meeting
06/06/2018 U.S. Closing Statement at the Meeting with the Arbitrator
06/05/2018 U.S. Opening Statement at the Meeting with the Arbitrator
5/14/2018 U.S. Answers to Advance Questions from the Arbitrator
03/23/2018 U.S. Written Submission