Additional Duties on Certain Products from the United States

Status: Pending

Subject: GATT 1994,

Respondent: China

Complainant(s): United States,

Third Parties: South Africa, Brazil, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Venezuela, Chinese Taipei, Egypt, European Union, Norway, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Japan, India, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand,

Dispute Number: DS558

Link to Dispute Site:

On July 16, 2018, the United States requested consultations with China concerning the imposition by China of additional duties with respect to certain products originating in the United States.

The United States claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

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

On October 18, 2018, the United States requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on October 29, 2018, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on November 21, 2018, the DSB established a panel. Canada, the European Union, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, Turkey, Ukraine, and Venezuela reserved their third-party rights.

On January 7, 2019, the United States requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On January 25, 2019, the Director-General composed the panel.



Panel Proceedings

Brief Date Brief Description
12/04/2020 U.S. Answers to Advance Panel Questions
03/17/2020 U.S. Second Written Submission
01/30/2020 U.S. Answers to Panel Questions (First Set)
09/19/2020 Opening Statement of the United States at the First Panel Meeting
05/02/2019 U.S. First Written Submission
03/13/2019 U.S. Letter Request to China Regarding Open Meetings and Non-Confidential Summaries