Panelists appointed in WTO wine dispute

  • Media release
09 March 2022

Australia welcomes the announcement by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that panelists have been appointed to adjudicate Australia’s challenge to the anti-dumping duties imposed on Australian bottled wine by China.

The composition of the panel moves this WTO dispute settlement process forward after Australia initiated the dispute in 2021. The next key milestone will be for Australia and China to file written submissions, at a date to be agreed with the panel.

The Australian Government is committed to defending the interests of Australian wine makers and will continue to use the WTO system to stand up for the rights of Australian exporters.

Australia remains open to further discussions with China to resolve this issue.

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