Japan Requests the Establishment of a Panel under the WTO Agreement Regarding China's Measure Imposing Anti-Dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Products Originating from Japan
August 19, 2021
On August 19, the Government of Japan requested the establishment of a panel under the WTO Agreement regarding China’s measure imposing anti-dumping duties on stainless products originating from Japan.
- In July 2019, China started imposing anti-dumping (AD) duties (hereinafter referred to as "the AD measure") on stainless steel products imported from Japan, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia, and the EU, claiming that its domestic industry was being injured by the dumped imports of such products.
- Japan considers the AD measure to be inconsistent with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT 1994) and the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the GATT 1994 (the WTO Anti-dumping Agreement) due to flaws in the Chinese authorities' determination and its investigation procedures.
- Japan has repeatedly asked China to abolish the AD measure at the WTO and in bilateral meetings. Japan requested consultations with China under the WTO Agreement on June 11, 2021. Japan and China held such consultations on July 19, 2021, but the dispute was not settled. Therefore, Japan has decided to request the establishment of a panel under the WTO Agreement.
- Japan will pursue an appropriate solution on this issue in accordance with the rules under the WTO Agreement.