FROM THE FORMER GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
Request for Consultations by the European Community
The following communication received on 28 November 1996, from the Permanent Delegation of the European Commission to the Permanent Mission of the United States, is circulated in accordance with Article 4.4 of the DSU.
In accordance with Article 17.3 of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the GATT 1994 and with Article 4 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes, the European Community requests consultations with the United States of America concerning the following matter:
Anti-dumping duties imposed on exports of solid urea from the former German Democratic Republic; termination of changed circumstance review and continuation as anti-dumping duty administrative review.
1. On 1 May 1995, the US Department of Commerce (DoC) published the provisional results of a changed circumstance review, initiated in February 1992 and carried out to assess the impact of the reunification of Germany on the anti-dumping duty order covering solid urea from the former GDR which had been imposed in 1987. Although the DoC decided not to confirm the extension of the duties to shipments from the whole reunified Germany it maintained the order on the five "Länder" which formerly constituted the territory of the GDR (the "five States"). The DoC simultaneously opened a changed circumstances administrative review on shipments from these five States solely for the purpose of assessing a new cash deposit rate using a market economy analysis for the determination of normal value. This review was terminated in March 1996 because there were no shipments of solid urea from the territory of the former GDR.