Source: WTO News
Headline: Costa Rica initiates WTO dispute case against Dominican Republic over steel bar duties
Costa Rica claims that the challenged measures are inconsistent with a number of provisions of the WTO’s Anti-dumping Agreement and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994.
Further information is available in document WT/DS605/1
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