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Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Ripe Olives from Spain


Key Facts

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Short Title: US — Ripe Olives from Spain
Respondent: United States
Complaintant(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
Dispute Subject(s): Anti-Dumping Agreement; GATT 1994; SCM Agreement;
Dispute Status: Pending


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
06/10/2020 U.S. Answers to Advance Questions from the Panel
03/17/2020 U.S. First Written Submission