China has requested World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute consultations with the United States concerning certain U.S. duties imposed on imports of steel and aluminum products.

American President Donald Trump issued Presidential Proclamations announcing the imposition of duties on imports of steel and aluminum from every country except Canada, Mexico, Australia, Argentina, South Korea, Brazil and member countries of the …


 

The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) announced that it recorded 66 piracy incidents in the first quarter of 2018, up from 43 for the same period in 2017, and 37 in Q1 2016.

According to the IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre 39 vessels were boarded, 11 fired upon and four vessels hijacked. A further 12 attempted incident …


 

At the request of Canada, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed on April 9 to establish two panels to examine Canada’s complaints regarding anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by the United States on imports of Canadian softwood lumber.

In the case of countervailing duties, Canada said consultations held in January with the United …


 

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal initiated an inquiry to determine whether the dumping and subsidizing of dry wheat-based pasta originating in or exported from Turkey have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury to Canadian industry.

This final injury inquiry was initiated further to the announcement by from the Canada Border Services Agency that a preliminary …


 

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s August 2008 finding (renewed in 2013) concerning the dumping and subsidizing of certain carbon steel welded pipe, commonly identified as standard pipe, originating in or exported from China, is scheduled to expire on August 19, 2018.

Under Canadian law, findings of injury or threat of injury and the associated special protection in the form …