On December 12, 2016, China requested consultations with the European Union (EU) concerning certain provisions of the EU regulation pertaining to the determination of normal value for non-market economy countries in anti-dumping proceedings involving products from China.
China claims that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:
• Articles 2.1 and 2.2 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and
• Articles I:1 and VI:1 of the GATT 1994.
On December 20, 2016, Viet Nam requested to join the consultations. On December 22, 2016, Australia, Canada, Japan, Russia, and the United States requested to join the consultations. On January 4, 2017, Mexico requested to join the consultations.
On March 9, 2017, China requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on March 21, 2017, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on April 3, 2017, the DSB established a panel. Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Chinese Taipei, Tajikistan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States reserved their third-party rights.
On June 29, 2017, China requested the WTO Director-General to compose the panel. On July 10, 2017, the Director-General composed the panel.
The first panel meeting with the parties, including the third-party session, is scheduled for December 6-7, 2017.