Additional Duties on Certain Products from the United States

Key Facts

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Short Title: EU – Additional Duties
Respondent: European Union
Third Parties: Brazil; Canada; China; Egypt; Guatemala; India; Indonesia; Japan; Kazakhstan; Mexico; New Zealand; Norway; Russia Federation; Singapore; South Africa; Switzerland; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; Turkey; Ukraine; Venezuela;
Complaintant(s): South Africa; Brazil; Canada; Guatemala; Mexico; United States; Venezuela; China; Chinese Taipei; Egypt; Norway; Russia Federation; Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine; Japan; India; Kazakhstan; Indonesia; New Zealand; Singapore; Thailand;
Dispute Number: DS559
Link to Dispute Site:
Dispute Subject(s): GATT 1994;
Dispute Status: Pending

On July 16, 2018, the United States requested consultations with the European Union concerning the imposition by the European Union 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, China, 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
03/17/2020 U.S. Second Written Submission
01/30/2020 U.S. Answers to Panel Questions (First Set)
09/25/2019 Closing Statement of the United States at the First Panel Meeting
09/24/2019 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 the EU Regarding Open Meetings and Non-Confidential Summaries