On May 10, 2019, Japan requested consultations with India regarding the tariff treatment that India allegedly accords to certain goods in the information and communications technology sector.
Japan claimed that the measures at issue appear to be inconsistent with Articles II:1(a) and II:1(b) of the GATT 1994.
On May 15, 2019, the United States requested to join the consultations. On May 16, 2019, Chinese Taipei requested to join the consultations. On May 17, 2019, Canada and Singapore requested to join the consultations. On May 21, 2019, China, the European Union and Thailand requested to join the consultations.
On March 19, 2020, Japan requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on June 29, 2020, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.
At its meeting on July 29, 2020, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, Indonesia, Korea, Norway, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States reserved their third-party rights.
Following agreement of the parties, the panel was composed on October 7, 2020.
|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|