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International Trade Amicus: November 2017

by Edouard Descotis


The upcoming WTO Ministerial Conference: What to expect for India

The next Ministerial Conference of Members of the Word Trade Organization is scheduled to be held in Buenos Aires on 10-13 December 2017. While developed countries are pushing for discussions on new issues such as e-commerce and investment, developing countries led by India first wish to reach a deal on issues still under negotiation before moving on to open new discussions. The priorities of India are clear - circumscribe the discussions to the pending issues of the Doha Development Round and rally around the proposal on trade facilitation for services. Article in this issue of International Trade Amicus further discusses India’s position on e-commerce and multilateral talks on investments...


Trade Remedy News

  • Caustic Soda from Saudi Arabia and USA – India initiates sunset review of anti-dumping duty
  • Cellophane Transparent Film from China – India terminates ADD Sunset Review pursuant to Delhi High Court Order
  • Cold Rolled Flat Product of Stainless Steel from China, Korea, EU, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and USA – India imposes definite anti-circumvention duty on circumventing products
  • Colour coated/pre-painted flat products of alloy or non-alloy steel from China and EU – India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty
  • Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from India – USA issues Preliminary affirmative CVD determination
  • Geogrid/ Geostrips/ Geostraps made of Polyester or Glass Fiber in all its forms (including all widths and lengths) from China – India terminates ADD Sunset Review pursuant to Delhi High Court Order
  • Lined Paper Products from India – USA issues Preliminary Results of ADD Administrative Review and affirmative CVD sunset review
  • Metronidazole from China - India terminates ADD Sunset Review pursuant to Delhi High Court Order
  • Para Nitro Aniline (PNA) from China – India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty
  • Phosphoric Acid from Israel and Taiwan - India terminates ADD Sunset Review pursuant to Delhi High Court Order
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from India – USA issues Notice of rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2015-2016
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from India – USA initiates CVD investigation
  • Rubber Chemicals, namely, MOR from China & PX-13 from EU - India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty
  • Soda Ash from Turkey, Russia, China, EU, Kenya, Pakistan, Iran, Ukraine and USA – Indian authorities rescind notification imposing ADD, subject to pending proceedings before Gujarat High Court
  • Sodium Chlorate from Canada, China and EU - India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty
  • Solar Cells whether or not assembled partially or fully in modules or panels or on glass or some other suitable substrates, from China, Malaysia, Taiwan – India publishes final list of sampled parties while re-scheduling oral hearing to 12-12-2017
  • Stainless Steel Bar from India – USA issues affirmative ADD sunset review
  • Steel Wires from India – EU reopens investigation quo one Indian exporter pursuant to judgment of General Court of EU
  • Uncoated Copier Paper from Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore – India initiates ADD investigation. Time for filing questionnaire response extended till 1-1-2018.
  • Wire Rod of Alloy or Non-Alloy Steel from China - India imposes definitive anti-dumping duty


WTO News

  • US AD measures on Korean oil country tubular goods found to violate WTO provisions
  • Indonesia’s appeal against Panel report in dispute involving import restrictions on horticultural and animal products dispute, rejected
  • Indonesian restrictions on chicken imports found to be inconsistent with GATT and SPS provisions
  • USA’s revised “dolphin-safe” tuna labelling measure is consistent with Article 2.1 of TBT Agreement
  • Ukraine files WTO complaint over Russian import, transit restrictions
  • GCC Countries launch Safeguard investigation on prepared additives for cements, mortars or concretes
  • China, US measures under review at WTO Committees on subsidies and safeguards


Ratio decidendi

  • Invoice, for company-specific ADD, can be presented after declaration - Court of Justice of the European Union
  • EU anti-circumvention provisions – Investigation of origin of parts and reliance on certificate of origin – CJEU holds that European authorities committed error of law in applying ‘by analogy’ Article 13(2)(b) of the Basic Regulation


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