United States - Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India - Recourse to article 21.5 of the DSU by India - Request for consultations
UNITED STATES – COUNTERVAILING MEASURES ON CERTAIN HOT-ROLLED CARBON
STEEL FLAT PRODUCTS FROM INDIA
RECOURSE TO ARTICLE 21.5 OF THE DSU BY INDIA
REQUEST FOR CONSULTATIONS
The following communication, dated 5 June 2017, from the delegation of India to the delegation of
the United States of America and to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated
in accordance with Article 21.5 of the DSU.
My authorities have instructed me to request consultations with the United States of America
("United States"), under paragraph 1 of the Agreed Procedures under Articles 21 and 22 of the
Dispute Settlement Understanding1 reached between the United States and India read with
Article 21.5 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding ("DSU"), with respect to the measures taken
by the United States to comply with the recommendations of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body
(DSB) in DS436, United States - Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat
Products From India ("US – Carbon Steel (India)").
Paragraph 1 of the Agreed Procedures under Articles 21 and 22 of the Dispute Settlement
Understanding reached between the United States and India states that, "[s]hould India consider
that the situation described in Article 21.5 of the DSU exists, India will request consultations" with
the United States2. As set out below, India considers that the measures taken by the United States
to comply with the recommendations and rulings adopted by the DSB in US – Carbon Steel (India)
are not consistent with such adopted recommendations and the covered agreements, and
therefore, requests that the United States enter into consultations.