DS557: Canada — Additional Duties on Certain Products from the United States

DS557: Canada — Additional Duties on Certain Products from the United States

The Latest News:

On January 25, 2019, the Director-General composed the panel.

The Dispute:

On July 16, 2018, the United States requested consultations with Canada concerning the imposition by Canada of increased duties with respect to certain products originating in the United States.

The United States claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles I:1, II:1(a), and II:1(b) of the GATT 1994.

For the full list of documents filed with the WTO, click here.

At its meeting on November 21, 2018, the DSB established a panel. Brazil, China, Egypt, the European Union, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, the Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela reserved their third-party rights.

On January 7, 2019, the United States requested the Director-General to compose the panel.

Stay Tuned…

We will provide updates on this blog as the dispute develops.

John Reiterowski, DS Lawyers Canada, LLP


DS Customs & Trade team located in Paris, Brussels, Montreal, Toronto, Lima, Singapore, Vietnam, Beijing, Guangzhou, Dakar and Cotonou is at your disposal to provide you with additional information.




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