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Korea - Sunset Review of Anti-Dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Bars - Report of the Panel
日期:2020/11/30
作者:Dispute Settlement Body
文件編號:WT/DS553/R
附件下載:WTDS553R.pdf
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Korea Sunset Review of Anti‑Dumping Duties
on Stainless Steel Bars

report of the Panel

BCI deleted, as indicated [[***]]

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

1  Introduction.. 13

1.1  Complaint by Japan. 13

1.2  Panel establishment and composition. 13

1.3  Panel proceedings. 13

2  Factual aspects. 14

2.1  The measures at issue. 14

3  Parties' requests for findings and recommendations. 14

4  Arguments of the parties. 16

5  Arguments of the thiRd parties. 16

6  Interim review.. 16

7  Findings. 16

7.1  Terms of reference:  Korea's request for a preliminary ruling. 16

7.1.1  Whether Japan failed to identify the measure at issue in its panel request 17

7.1.2  Whether Japan failed to identify the confidentiality claims with sufficient precision in its panel request 18

7.1.3  Whether Japan's panel request unduly expanded the scope of the dispute beyond
what was included in the consultations request 18

7.1.4  Whether Japan's first written submission unduly expanded the scope of the dispute
beyond what was included in the panel request 19

7.2  Introduction:  Japan's claims under the Anti‑Dumping Agreement 20

7.3  General principles regarding treaty interpretation, standard of review,
and burden of proof 21

7.3.1  Treaty interpretation. 21

7.3.2  Burden of proof 21

7.3.3  Standard of review. 23

7.4  Japan's objections concerning certain exhibits. 27

7.5  Likelihood of recurrence of injury:  Japan's claims under Articles 11.3 and 6.8 of the Anti‑Dumping Agreement 28

7.5.1  Introduction. 28

7.5.2  Legal standard under Article 11.3 of the Anti‑Dumping Agreement 28

7.5.3  Japan's claim under Article 11.3 of the Anti‑Dumping Agreement concerning price and volume effects. 31

7.5.3.1  Whether the KIA erred by finding that the Japanese price drop would weaken
the price competitiveness of the domestic like products
. 32

7.5.3.2  Whether the KIA erred by finding that the Japanese price drop would lead
to an increase in Japanese imports
. 41

7.5.3.3  Whether the KIA erred by failing to account for different product mixes in
assessing the impact of the Japanese price drop
. 47

7.5.3.4  Whether the KIA's error in assessing the impact of the Japanese price drop
constitutes a violation of Article 11.3 of the Anti‑Dumping Agreement
48

7.5.4  Japan's claim under Article 11.3 of the Anti‑Dumping Agreement concerning
other potential injury factors
. 51

7.5.5  Japan's claims concerning capacity utilization. 52

7.5.5.1  Japan's claim under Article 11.3 of the Anti‑Dumping Agreement concerning capacity utilization. 52

7.5.5.2  Japan's claim under Article 6.8 of the Anti‑Dumping Agreement concerning capacity utilization. 72

7.6  Confidentiality:  Japan's claims under Article 6.5 of the Anti‑Dumping Agreement 77

7.6.1  Introduction and legal standard. 77

7.6.2  Whether the KIA erred under Article 6.5 by granting confidential treatment without a showing of good cause having been made by the applicants. 79

7.6.3  Whether the KIA failed to specify "on what basis" the confidential
treatment was afforded. 82

7.7  Judicial economy. 85

8  Conclusions and Recommendation.. 89