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On January 11, 2021, Costa Rica requested consultations with Panama regarding measures on the importation of a number of products originating in Costa Rica, including: strawberries, dairy products, bovine, pork, poultry and turkey meat products, fish food, fresh pineapple, and plantains and bananas.

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

• Articles 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3, 5.1, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 6.1, 7, 8 and Annexes B and C of the SPS Agreement;

• Article 4.2 of the Agreement on Agriculture; and

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 June 11, 2021, Japan requested consultations with China with respect to measures imposing anti-dumping duties on stainless steel billets, hot-rolled coils, and hot-rolled plates from Japan.

Japan claimed that these measures appear to be inconsistent with:

• Articles 1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 6.5, 6.5.1, 6.9, 12.2, and 12.2.2 of the Anti-Dumping Agreement; and

• Article VI of the GATT 1994.

On August 19, 2021, Japan requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on August 30, 2021, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

On December 16, 2020, Australia requested consultations with China regarding certain measures imposing anti-dumping duties and countervailing duties on barley imported from Australia.

Australia claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

• Articles 1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.4.2, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.2(i), 5.2(iv), 5.3, 5.4, 5.8, 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5.1, 6.6, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 6.13, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 12.2 and 12.2.2 and Annex II of the Anti-Dumping Agreement;

On January 15, 2021, Malaysia requested consultations with the European Union (EU), France and Lithuania with respect to certain measures imposed by the EU and EU Member States concerning palm oil and oil palm crop-based biofuels from Malaysia.

Malaysia claimed that certain measures imposed by the EU (the EU renewable energy target, the criteria for determining the high ILUC-risk feedstock, and the sustainability and GHG emission savings criteria) appear to be inconsistent with:

On November 22, 2019, the European Union requested consultations with Indonesia regarding various measures concerning certain raw materials necessary for the production of stainless steel, as well as a cross-sectoral import duty exemption scheme conditional upon the use of domestic over imported goods.

On October 30, 2020, Hong Kong, China requested consultations with the United States regarding certain measures concerning the origin marking requirement applicable to goods produced in Hong Kong, China.

Hong Kong, China claimed that measures appear to be inconsistent with:

On September 2, 2019, Chinese Taipei requested consultations with India regarding the tariff treatment that India accords to certain information and communications technology goods.

Chinese Taipei claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with Articles II:1(a) and II:1(b) of the GATT 1994. On September 13, 2019, Japan requested to join the consultations. On September 17, 2019, the United States requested to join the consultations.