On the heels of last month’s Panel and AB report in the US – Large Civil Aircraft (DS353) dispute, last Friday, the US requested the establishment of a compliance panel in order to determine whether the EU has fully implemented the Panel and AB recommendations in the DS317 dispute.
At Friday’s DSB meeting, the US stated that even though they had several bilateral consultations with the EU, the consultations failed to resolve disagreements over the EU’s claims of full compliance with the recommendations issued in the dispute. Moreover, the US believes that the EU has further introduced new subsidies in the likes of the ones ruled against last year.
The compliance panel, as it is customary, will be chaired by the Panels in the original dispute. Australia, Canada, China, Japan and South Korea reserved their third parties rights in the compliance dispute.