United States - Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp from Viet Nam - Status report by the United States

United States – Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp from Viet Nam

Status Report by the united states

The following communication, dated 8 July 2016, from the delegation of the United States to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated pursuant to Article 21.6 of the DSU.

 

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Status Report Regarding Implementation of the

DSB Recommendations and Rulings in the Dispute

United States – Anti-Dumping Measures

on Certain Shrimp from Viet Nam

(WT/DS429)

 

        The United States submits this report in accordance with Article 21.6 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU).

 

        On 22 April 2015, the Dispute Settlement Body ("DSB") adopted its recommendations and rulings in United States – Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp from Viet Nam (WT/DS429).  At the DSB meeting held on 20 May 2015, the United States informed the DSB of its intention to implement the recommendations and rulings of the DSB in connection with this matter. 

 

        On 17 September 2015, Viet Nam requested that the reasonable period of time for implementation be determined through arbitration pursuant to Article 21.3(c) of the DSU.  On 15 December 2015, the arbitrator determined that the reasonable period of time would be 15 months from the adoption of the DSB recommendations and rulings, expiring on 22 July 2016. On 25 March 2016, Viet Nam and the United States informed the DSB that they had agreed to modify the reasonable period of time so as to expire on 22 August 2016.[1]

 

        On 20 May 2016, the United States Trade Representative requested pursuant to section 129(b) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act that the United States Department of Commerce take action necessary to implement certain DSB recommendations and rulings in this dispute.

 

        The United States will continue to consult with interested parties as it works to address the recommendations and rulings of the DSB.

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[1] WT/DS429/14.