WTO to review complaints brought by Canada against U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties on softwood lumber

WTO panels established in softwood lumber dispute

World Trade Online (Subscription)
April 9, 2018

Two World Trade Organization dispute settlement panels were established on Monday to review complaints brought by Canada against U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties on softwood lumber. The panels were established at the second request of Canada during an April 9 meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body, according to a Geneva trade official. …Canada’s complaints center on claims that the U.S. improperly calculated its antidumping and countervailing duties on softwood lumber. …Canada also claims the U.S. violated a slew of articles in the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures. …The U.S. reiterated its stance that the urgency claim was “unwarranted” and said there was no reason the antidumping dispute required more urgency than any other complaint in the WTO dispute settlement system, according to the official. [a free temporary subscription is available to those who wish to sign up to read the whole story]

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