United States - Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India - Request for the establishment of a panel by India

United States – countervailing measures on certain
hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from india


Request for the Establishment of a Panel by India



        The following communication, dated 12 July 2012, from the delegation of India to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated pursuant to Article 6.2 of the DSU.





1.                  On 24 April 2012 India requested consultations with the United States of America ("United States"), pursuant to Articles 1 and 4 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (the "DSU"), Article XXII: 1 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (the "GATT 1994") and Article 30 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (the "ASCM"), with regard to the imposition of countervailing duties on Certain Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India ("subject goods") by the United States.

2.                  Consultations were held on 31 May and 1 June 2012. Unfortunately, the consultations were unsuccessful in resolving the dispute. Therefore, India respectfully requests, pursuant to Articles 4.7 and 6 of the DSU and Article 30 of the ASCM, that the Dispute Settlement Body ("DSB") establish a Panel to examine this matter, with the standard terms of reference, as set forth in Article 7.1 of the DSU.