Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Steel from Turkey

Key Facts

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Short Title: Morocco – Hot-Rolled Steel (Turkey)
Respondent: Morocco
Third Parties: United States; China; Egypt; European Union; Russian Federation; Japan; Korea; Kazakhstan; Singapore;
Complaintant(s): Turkey;
Dispute Number: DS513
Link to Dispute Site:
Dispute Subject(s): Anti-dumping Measures; GATT 1994; Import Licensing;
Dispute Status: Pending

On October 3, 2016, Turkey requested consultations with Morocco regarding the imposition of definitive anti-dumping measures, and certain aspects of the underlying investigation, by Morocco on imports of certain hot-rolled steel from Turkey.

Turkey claims that the measures are inconsistent with:

• Articles 1, 3.1, 3.4, 5.10, 6.8, 6.9, 18.1, and paragraphs 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7 of Annex II of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and

• Articles 3.2 and 3.3 of the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures; and

• Articles I:1, VI:6(a), X:3(a), and XI:1 of the GATT 1994.

On January 12, 2017, Turkey requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on January 25, 2017, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on February 20, 2017, the DSB established a panel. China, Egypt, the European Union, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Russia, Singapore, and the United States reserved their third-party rights.

On May 8, 2017, Turkey requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On May 17, 2017, the Director-General composed the panel.

Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
12/19/2017 U.S. Third Party Answers to Panel Questions
01/08/2018 U.S. Third Party Executive Summary 
10/16/2017 U.S. Third Party Submission