United States - Anti-Dumping Administrative Review on Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina - Request for Consultations by Argentina
作者:United States, Argentina
文件編號:G/ADP/D69/1, G/L/781, WT/DS346/1

united states – anti-dumping administrative review
on oil country tubular goods from argentina


Request for Consultations by Argentina



            The following communication, dated 20 June 2006, from the delegation of Argentina to the delegation of the United States and to the Chairman of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated in accordance with Article 4.4 of the DSU.





        Upon instructions from my authorities, I hereby wish to convey the request of Argentina to hold consultations with the United States of America pursuant to Article 4 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU), Article XXIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT 1994), and Article 17 of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of GATT 1994 (the Anti-Dumping Agreement), in connection to the anti‑dumping duty administrative review by the United States Department of Commerce (USDOC) on Oil Country Tubular Goods, other than Drill Pipe (OCTG) from Argentina with respect to Acindar Industria Argentina de Aceros S.A. (Acindar), for the period 1 August 2000 through 31 July 2001, published in the Federal Register of the United States on 9 September 2002[1] and 19 March 2003[2], and also in connection to the Tariff Act of 1930, Section 773(e)(2)(B)(iii), as well as any amendments thereto or extensions thereof and any related measures.


            Argentina is concerned that the anti-dumping duty administrative review with respect to Acindar is inconsistent with the obligations of the United States under the GATT 1994 and the Anti‑Dumping Agreement.  The provisions of these Agreements with which this measure appears to be inconsistent include, but are not limited to, the following:

[1] Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina (67 FR 57215, of 9 September 2002).

[2] Final Results and Recision in Part of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Oil Country Tubular Goods, Other Than Drill Pipe, From Argentina (68 FR 13262, of 19 March 2003); and the Issues and Decision Memo for the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina1 August 2000 through 31 July 2001 (68 FR 13262, 19 March 2003).