|文件編號：||G/L/1354, G/SCM/D129/1, WT/DS594/1|
KOREA – MEASURES AFFECTING TRADE IN COMMERCIAL VESSELS
(SECOND COMPLAINT) (JAPAN)
REQUEST FOR CONSULTATIONS BY JAPAN
The following communication, dated 31 January 2020, from the delegation of Japan to the delegation of Korea, is circulated to the Dispute Settlement Body in accordance with Article 4.4 of the DSU.
My authorities have instructed me to request consultations with the Government of the Republic of Korea (Korean Government), pursuant to Articles 1 and 4 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes, Articles XVI:1 and XXII:1 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT 1994) and Articles 4, 7, and 30 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM Agreement), with respect to certain measures affecting trade in commercial vessels.
The Republic of Korea (Korea) has developed and implemented a range of measures designed to provide financial support to its shipbuilders. These measures include providing both "producer support," such as direct financing provided to Korean shipbuilders that, inter alia, enables their continued market presence and prolonged periods of otherwise unsustainable low pricing, and "sales support" to Korean shipbuilders and their customers, which is designed to stimulate sales for Korean shipbuilders, including during periods of relatively low demand.