Not about to be outdone by the Canadian countermeasures and surtaxes on steel, the United States has begun its own dispute against Canada at the WTO.
After 13 months of negotiations, and much media attention, Canada, the United States and Mexico have reached a new agreement to replace NAFTA, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”).
Russia and Argentina has recently asked to join the consultations in the WTO matter begun by Canada against the United States. Canada has alleged 6 main areas in which the United States is not complying with its treaty obligations. This dispute is still in consultations.
DS534: United States — Anti-Dumping Measures Applying Differential Pricing Methodology to Softwood Lumber from Canada
The Director-General has recently composed the panel in the WTO case brought by Canada regarding the anti-dumping measures applying Differential Pricing Methodology to softwood lumber from Canada.
The Panel has been composed by the Director General on July 6, 2018.
This is pursuant to Canada’ request for consultations with the United States concerning certain countervailing measures with respect to softwood lumber products from Canada.
This is the second request for consultations by the United States with Canada concerning the sale of wine on grocery stores. The Dispute Settlement Board has recently deferred the establishment of a panel.
On January 18, 2017, the United States requested consultations regarding several Canadian (BC) liquor directives. Since then, Argentina, Australia, the European Union and New Zealand have joined in the Consultations with Canada and the United States.
On July 5, 2018, the WTO Panel handling the dispute initiated by Canada against the United States of America regarding supercalendered paper circulated its report. The report has not been adopted or appealed at this time.