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Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Ripe Olives from Spain


Status: Pending

Subject: Anti-Dumping Agreement, GATT 1994, SCM Agreement,

Respondent: United States

Complainant(s): Brazil, Canada, Mexico, China, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Turkey, Japan, India, Australia,

Dispute Number: DS577

Link to Dispute Site: https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds577_e.htm



On January 29, 2019, the European Union requested consultations with the United States concerning the imposition of countervailing and anti-dumping duties on ripe olives from Spain, as well as the legislation that was the basis for the imposition of those duties.

The European Union claimed that the challenged measures appear to be inconsistent with:

• Articles 1.1(a), 1.1(b), 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 10, 12.1, 12.5, 12.8, 14, 15.1, 15.2, 15.5, 19.1, 19.3, 19.4 and 32.1 of the SCM Agreement;

• Articles 3.1, 3.2 and 3.5 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and

• Articles VI:1, VI:2 and VI:3 of the GATT 1994.

On February 11, 2019, Australia requested to join the consultations.

On May 16, 2019, the European Union requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on May 28, 2019, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

At its meeting on June 24, 2019, the DSB established a panel. Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Turkey reserved their third-party rights.

On October 8, 2019, the European Union requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On October 18, 2019, the Director-General composed the panel.

Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
02/25/2021 U.S. Answers to Questions from the Panel Following the Second Videoconference with the Parties
02/04/2021 Closing Statement of the United States the Panel's Second Videoconference with the Parties
02/03/2021 Opening Statement of the United States at the Panel’s Second Videoconference with the Parties
12/10/2020 U.S. Second Written Submission
11/12/2020 U.S. Answers to Questions from the Panel Following the Videoconference with the Parties
10/22/2020 Closing Statement of the United States at the Panel’s Videoconference with the Parties 
10/19/2020 Opening Statement of the United States at the Panel’s Videoconference with the Parties 
09/08/2020 U.S. Answers to Further Questions from the Panel 
06/10/2020 U.S. Answers to Advance Questions from the Panel
03/17/2020 U.S. First Written Submission