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Anti-Dumping Measures Applying Differential Pricing Methodology to Softwood Lumber from Canada


Key Facts

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Short Title: US – Differential Pricing Methodology
Respondent: United States
Third Parties: Brazil; China; European Union; Russian Federation; Japan; Korea; Kazakhstan; Vietnam;
Complaintant(s): Canada;
Dispute Number: DS534
Link to Dispute Site: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds534_e.htm
Dispute Subject(s): Anti-dumping Measures; GATT 1994;
Dispute Status: Pending


On November 28, 2017, Canada requested consultations with the United States regarding certain anti-dumping measures applying the Differential Pricing Methodology to softwood lumber products from Canada.

Canada claimed that the measures appeared to be inconsistent with:

• Articles 1, 2.1, 2.4, and 2.4.2 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and

• Articles VI:1 and VI:2 of the GATT 1994.

On March 15, 2018, Canada requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on March 27, 2018, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on April 9, 2018, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, China, the EU, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Russia, and Viet Nam reserved their third-party rights. On May 9, 2018, Canada requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On May 22, 2018, the Director-General composed the panel.

Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
01/11/2018 U.S. Comments on Canada’s Answers to the Panel’s Second Set of Questions to the Parties
12/19/2018 U.S. Answers to the Panel’s Second Set of Questions to the Parties
12/04/2018 U.S. Closing Statement at the Second Panel Meeting
12/04/2018 U.S. Opening Statement at the Second Panel Meeting
10/17/2018 U.S. Second Written Submission
10/04/2018 U.S. First Integrated Executive Summary
09/27/2018 U.S. Answers to the Panel’s First Set of Questions to the Parties
09/13/2018 U.S. Closing Statement at the First Panel Meeting 
09/13/2018 U.S. Opening Statement at the First Panel Meeting 
07/24/2018 U.S. First Written Submission

 

Appellate Proceedings

Brief Date Brief Description
06/24/2019 U.S. Appellee Submission