REQUEST FOR CONSULTATIONS BY THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
On 24 January 2018, the delegation of the United Arab Emirates submitted and circulated to the delegation of Pakistan and to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body, grounds of the subject dispute claim in accordance with Article 4.4 of the DSU.
The WTO, on behalf of the Government of the United Arab Emirates ("UAE"), has requested consultations with the Government of Pakistan pursuant to Articles 1 and 4 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes ("DSU"), Article XXII:1 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 ("GATT 1994"), and Articles 17.2 and 17.3 of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the GATT 1994 ("Anti-Dumping Agreement"), with regard to Pakistan's anti-dumping measure on imports of Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene ("BOPP") film from, among others, the UAE dated 9 April 2015, imposing definitive Anti-Dumping duties, as well as any amendments thereto or extensions thereof, and any related measures, including the sunset review determination published in the Official Gazette on 1 December 2016, by which the Anti-Dumping measures were extended.
It is considered by the UAE that this measure is inconsistent with Pakistan's obligations under certain provisions of the GATT 1994 and the Anti-Dumping Agreement.
For further information on the grounds specified by the UAE at: file:///C:/Users/trust/AppData/Local/Packages/Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe/TempState/Downloads/538-1.pdf
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