Antidumping Measures on Corrugated Steel Bars (Costa Rica)

Status: Pending

Subject: Anti-Dumping Agreement, GATT 1994,

Respondent: Dominican Republic

Complainant(s): Costa Rica,

Third Parties: Canada, China, European Union, India, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, United States,

Dispute Number: DS605

Link to Dispute Site:

On July 23, 2021, Costa Rica requested consultations with the Dominican Republic with respect to antidumping measures imposed on the importation of corrugated or deformed steel bars or rods for the reinforcement of concrete originating in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica claimed that the measures at issue appear to be inconsistent with:

• Articles 1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 5.1, 5.3, 5.8, 6.1, 6.1.3, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.5.1, 6.7, 6.9, 9.3 and 12.1.1 and Annex I of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and

• Articles VI and VI:2 of the GATT 1994.

On November 15, 2021, Costa Rica requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on November 29, 2021, the DSB deferred the establishment of the panel.

At its meeting on December 20, 2021, the DSB established a panel. Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Mexico, the Russian Federation, and the United States reserved their third-party rights.

On March 28, 2022, Costa Rica requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On April 8, 2022, the Director-General composed the panel.

Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
10/03/2022 U.S. Third-Party Executive Summary
09/29/2022 U.S. Third-Party Answers to the Panel Questions
09/14/2022 U.S. Third-Party Oral Statement
08/12/2022 U.S. Third-Party Submission