United States - Anti-Dumping Measure on Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina - Request for consultations by Argentina

United States – Anti-dumping measure on Oil Country Tubular Goods
from Argentina

Request for Consultations by Argentina

The following communication, dated 17 May 2023, from the delegation of Argentina to the delegation of the United States, is circulated to the Dispute Settlement Body in accordance with Article 4.4 of the DSU.



Following instructions from my authorities, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Argentina ("Argentina") I hereby request consultations with the United States of America pursuant to Articles 1 and 4 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU), Articles 17.2 and 17.3 of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 ("Anti-Dumping Agreement"), and Article XXIII:1 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT 1994) concerning the final anti-dumping ("AD") measure imposed on oil country tubular goods ("OCTG") from Argentina as well as concerning certain provisions of the United States' legislation regarding cross-cumulation of imports in assessing injury caused by imports in AD and countervailing duty ("CVD") investigations.

These measures appear to be inconsistent with the United States' obligations under certain provisions of the Anti-Dumping Agreement and the GATT 1994.

In the following sections, Argentina identifies the specific measures at issue and indicates the legal basis for its complaint.