India – Certain Measures on Imports of Iron and Steel Product

Status: Pending

Subject: GATT 1994, Safeguards,

Respondent: India

Complainant(s): Japan,

Third Parties: United States, China, Chinese Taipei, European Union, Oman, Qatar, Russian Federation, Korea, Kazakhstan, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam,

Dispute Number: DS518

Link to Dispute Site:

On December 20, 2016, Japan requested consultations with India regarding certain measures imposed by India on imports of iron and steel products into India.

In its request for consultations, Japan claims that the measures are inconsistent with:

• Articles 2.1, 3.1, 4.1(a), 4.1(b), 4.1(c), 4.2(a), 4.2(b), 4.2(c), 5.1, 7.1, 11.1(a), 12.1, 12.2, 12.3 and 12.4 of the Safeguards Agreement; and

• Articles I:1, II:1(b), XI:1 and XIX:1(a) of the GATT 1994.

On March 9, 2017, Japan 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, China, the EU, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Ukraine, the United States, and Viet Nam reserved their third-party rights. 

On June 12, 2017, Japan requested the Director-General to compose the panel.  On June 22, 2017, the Director-General composed the panel.


Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
02/22/2018 U.S. Third-Party Executive Summary
02/15/2018 U.S. Third-Party Answers to Panel Questions


Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
01/21/2019 U.S. Third-Participant Submission and Executive Summary