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WT/DS138 - Imposition of countervailing duties on certain hot-rolled lead and bismuth carbon steel products originating in the UK

Last update: 26/01/2004

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: United States
  • Third parties:
    Brazil - Mexico
Summary of case:

Methodology applied by the US in CVD cases to determine whether a privatised company (British Steel Ltd) continues to benefit from subsidies bestowed on the previously state owned company (British Steel Corporation).

Relevant WTO provision:

Subsidies (1.1(b), 10, 14, 19.4)

Current situation:

US revoked CVD duties on British Steel retroactively (from 1 Jan. 1995).


Date of request: 12/06/1998


Date of request: 14/01/1999
Date of establishment: 17/02/1999
Date of circulation of report: 23/12/1999


Date of request: 27/01/2000
Date of circulation of report: 10/05/2000

Date of adoption - panel/AB report:


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