Morocco — Definitive Anti-Dumping Measures on School Exercise Books from Tunisia

Status: Pending

Subject: Anti-Dumping Agreement, GATT 1994,

Respondent: Morocco

Complainant(s): Tunisia,

Third Parties: Madagascar, Brazil, Canada, United States, China, European Union, Russian Federation, Japan,

Dispute Number: DS578

Link to Dispute Site:

On February 21, 2019, Tunisia requested consultations with Morocco concerning definitive anti-dumping duties imposed by Morocco on imports of school exercise books. This is the second consultations request submitted by Tunisia against Morocco on a similar matter (see DS555, concerning provisional anti-dumping duties imposed by Morocco on imports of school exercise books from Tunisia).

Tunisia claimed that the challenged measures appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles 1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1,, 2.2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.8, 5.10, 6.5, 6.5.1, 6.8, 9, 11, 12.2, 12.2.2, 18.1 and paragraphs 1, 3, 5, and 6 of Annex II of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and
  • Articles II:1(a), II:1(b), VI:1 and VI:6(a) of the GATT 1994.

On September 19, 2019, Tunisia requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on September 30, 2019, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

At its meeting on October 28, 2019, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, Madagascar, the Russian Federation, and the United States reserved their third-party rights.

On March 9, 2020, Tunisia requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On March 19, 2020, the Director-General composed the panel.


Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
10/19/2020 U.S. Third-Party Executive Summary
10/12/2020 U.S. Third-Party Responses to Panel Questions
09/24/2020 U.S. Third-Party Oral Statement
08/06/2020 U.S. Third-Party Submission
07/10/2020 U.S. Comments on Morocco’s Preliminary Ruling Request