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WTO issues panel report on anti-dumping duty Canada levies on steel pipe from Taiwan

December 28th, 2016

The World Trade Organization (WTO) issued its dispute settlement panel report in the case brought by Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) regarding anti-dumping duty imposed by Canada on imports of certain carbon steel welded pipe from Taiwan.

This dispute concerned the anti-dumping measures imposed by Canada, as well as certain provisions of Canada's underlying legislation.

The panel found that Canada acted inconsistently with certain obligations under the WTO and recommended that the Canadian Government bring its measures into conformity.

The anti-dumping duties were imposed in December 2012 following decisions from the Canada Border Services Agency and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and covered certain carbon steel welded pipe originating in/or exported from Taiwan, as well as from India, Oman, Korea, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

The Canadian government is studying the decision and will decide of the next steps in the new year.

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