The United States Rejected The Complaints Filed By India And Switzerland Against US Aluminum And Steel Tariffs

- Nov 27, 2018-

Both countries must now submit a second request at the next meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), and the United States will not have the right to refuse. Under the WTO dispute settlement mechanism, India has requested the establishment of an expert group after bilateral consultations with the United States. On November 21 (Wednesday), the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed to set up an expert group to review the steel-aluminum tariff measures announced by the United States in March this year to confirm whether the measure violates WTO rules. US President Trump announced on March 8 that it will impose a 25% tariff on Chinese steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum. In this regard, the EU, China, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Russia and Turkey have expressed dissatisfaction. Switzerland said that US import tariffs on aluminum and steel would have a detrimental effect on the entire multilateral trading system, and Switzerland is concerned that rising protectionist measures will have a negative impact on global value chains.