August 31, 2012
1. SURVEILLANCE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS ADOPTED BY THE DSB
A. UNITED STATES – SECTION 211 OMNIBUS APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF
1998: STATUS REPORT BY THE UNITED STATES
The United States provided a status report in this dispute on September 17, 2012, in accordance with Article 21.6 of the DSU.
Legislative proposals have been introduced in the current 112th Congress to implement the recommendations and rulings of the DSB.
The U.S. Administration will continue to work on solutions to implement the DSB’s recommendations and rulings.
In response to the statements by some Members that this dispute creates concerns about the credibility of the dispute settlement system, as the United States has noted on several occasions, we do not believe that those concerns are well-founded. Contrary to those assertions, we believe that most Members agree that the dispute settlement system continues to function in a very robust fashion.
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