Definitive Safeguard Measures on Certain Passenger Cars

Status: Pending

Subject: Safeguards,

Respondent: Ukraine

Complainant(s): Japan,

Third Parties: United States, European Union, Russian Federation, Turkey, Korea, India, Australia,

Dispute Number: DS468

Link to Dispute Site:

On October 30, 2013, Japan requested consultations with Ukraine regarding the definitive safeguard measures imposed by Ukraine on imports of certain passenger cars and the investigation that led to the imposition of those measures. Japan claims that the measures are inconsistent with:

•Articles 2.1, 3.1, 4.1(a), 4.1(b), 4.2(a), 4.2(b), 4.2(c), 5.1, 7.1, 7.4, 8.1, 11.1(a), 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, and 12.5 of the Agreement on Safeguards; and

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

On February 13, 2014, Japan requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on March 26, 2014, the DSB established a panel. The United States, Australia, the European Union, India, Korea, Russia, and Turkey reserved their rights to participate in the panel proceedings as third parties.


Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
10/23/2014 U.S. Executive Summary of the Arguments
10/15/2014 U.S. Responses to the Questions from the Panel to the Third Parties
09/30/2014 U.S. Third Party Oral Statement
09/22/2014 Third Party Submission of the United States