Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Egypt is a Member of the World Trade Organization

Egypt is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The current issue will not change that fact. To the extent that the issues remain local, there should not be a WTO connection. That being said, to the extent that there is...

The U.S. and EU Join Japan's WTO Complaint Against Ontario's Green Energy Act

Canada's Globe & Mail newspaper is reporting that "U.S., EU join fight over Ontario’s green energy plan". Shawn Murphy reports "The United States and the European Union emerged on Thursday as latest countries to say they have key...

The Canada-US Country of Origin Labelling Dispute at WTO Panel this Week

The WTO schedule shows that from September 14-16, 2010, a WTO Dispute Settlement Body Panel first substantive meeting regarding cases DS/384 "United States of America — Certain Country of Origin Labelling (Cool) Requirements"...

Thai Cigarette WTO Report Will Provide Answers About Related Party Transaction Value

There is a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute that has been flying under world radar because it is between two developing countries, the Philippines and Thailand and a "sin product", being cigarettes. "Thailand — Customs and...

Vietnam Files First WTO Dispute Against US Zeroing Practices

On February 1, 2010, Vietnam filed its first dispute with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in respect of United States' antidumping measures against certain frozen and canned warmwater shrimp....

China Files Case at WTO Against EU Footwear AD Duties With Support of EU Footwear Association

On February 4, 2010 China filed a Request for Consultations with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) regarding the continuation of 16% antidumping duties on footwear by the European Union. This is not...

WTO Agrees to Establish Panel in the United States: Tyres Safeguard Case

On January 19, 2010, the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to establish a DSB panel to hear the dispute United States - Measures Affecting Imports of Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tyres from China (DS399) filed by...

The American Meat Institute Says Not COOL & Supports Canada & Mexico in the COOL Trade Dispute

Food Safety News reports that the American Meat Institute (AMI) is supporting Canada and Mexico in the dispute concerning the United States 2008 Farm Bill country of origin labelling (COOL) rules. The report indicates that the...

Canada Joins WTO Dispute Against China Re Export Restraints Re Raw Materials

On January 5, 2010, Canada's Minister of International Trade announced that Canada has officially joined the WTO dispute filed by the EU, the US and Mexico against China in respect of export restraints in respect of raw...

WTO Establishes Panel to Hear Canada's Challenge of South Korean Import Ban on Beef

On August 31, 2009, the WTO agreed to establish a dispute settlement panel to consider Canada's challenge against South Korea's ongoing import ban against Canadian beef.

The establishment of the panel follows more than six years...

WTO Panel Decision in China Publications & Audiovisual Case Important

On August 12, 2009, the WTO issued the DSB Panel Decision in DS363 "China — Measures Affecting Trading Rights and Distribution Services for Certain Publications and Audiovisual Entertainment Products". To obtain a copy of the...

WTO Dispute Settlement Body Establishes a Panel in China-U.S. Poultry Case

On July 31, 2009, the World Trade Organisation announced that a panel was established of the basis of China's second request for a panel in WT/DS392 'United States - Certain measures affecting imports of poultry from...

China Files WTO Case Against EU AD/CVD Duties Against Fasteners

On July 31, 2009, China took the step that we have been expecting for some time. China has filed a request for consultations with the World Trade Organization regarding the EU final determinations in the fasteners AD/CVD case....

More Alcohol Trade Wars at WTO - This Time Involves EU and Philippines

On July 29, 2009,  the European Union announced it filed a request for consultations at the WTO against the Philippines over what the EU claims are excessively high duties imposed on imports of EU distilled spirits...

Canada to Take EU to WTO Over Importation Ban on Seal Products

Canada's International Trade Minister, Stockwell Day, has announced that Canada will go to the World Trade Organization to appeal a decision by the European Union banning imports of seal products. The importation ban was approved...

China to File WTO Request for Consultations Against EU for Antidumping Duties Against Screws and Bolts

Rueters reported on July 17, 2009 - China has decided to challenge at the World Trade Organisation European Union anti-dumping duties on Chinese-made screws and bolts imposed by Brussels in January, sources with knowledge of the...