Tariff Treatment on Certain Goods in the Information and Communications Technology Sector

Status: Pending

Subject: GATT 1994,

Respondent: India

Complainant(s): European Union,

Third Parties: Brazil, Canada, United States, China, Chinese Taipei, European Union, Norway, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Korea, Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand,

Dispute Number: DS582

Link to Dispute Site:

On April 2, 2019, the European Union requested consultations with India concerning the tariff treatment that India accords to certain goods in the information and communications technology sector.

The European Union claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with Articles II:1(a) and II:1(b) of the GATT 1994.

On April 17, 2019, Singapore and Chinese Taipei, requested to join the consultations.

On April 18, 2019, Canada, Japan, Thailand and the United States requested to join the consultations. On April 19, 2019, China requested to join the consultations.

On February 17, 2020, the European Union requested the establishment of a Panel. At its meeting on February 28, and March 5, 2020, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

At its meeting on June 29, 2020, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Norway, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States reserved their third-party rights.

On August 19, 2020, the European Union requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On August 31, 2020, the Director-General composed the panel.

Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
12/8/2021 U.S. Third-Party Executive Summary
11/24/2021 U.S. Third-Party Responses to Panel Questions
10/13/2021 U.S. Third-Party Oral Statement
09/20/2021 U.S. Third-Party Responses to Advance Panel Questions
04/22/2021 U.S. Third-Party Submission