Korea appeals panel report regarding Korean duties on Japanese steel

Korea notified the Dispute Settlement Body on 22 January of its decision to appeal the panel report in the case brought by Japan in “Korea — Sunset Review of Anti-Dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Bars” (DS553). The panel report was circulated to WTO members on 30 November.

Given the ongoing lack of agreement among WTO members regarding the filling of Appellate Body vacancies, there is no Appellate Body Division available at the current time to deal with the appeal.

Further information will be available within the next few days in document WT/DS553/6.