Morocco has appealed the World Trade Organization’s recent ruling that Moroccan tariffs on Turkish hot-rolled coils violated WTO rules.
Rabat – Morocco imposed a permanent anti-dumping duty of 11 percent on the Turkish hot-rolled coils in August 2014. Turkey contested the duty in October 2016.
A WTO panel issued its ruling in late October. The ruling noted that the Moroccan government had violated the trade body’s regulations when it established dumping margins on the Turkish steel mills of Colakoglu Metalurji and Erdemir.
Morocco, like Turkey, had 60 days to appeal the organization’s decision. The WTO said Friday, November 23, that Morocco had appealed.
The dispute between Rabat and Ankara arose in 2013 when the Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade, and Digital Economy took some anti-dumping measures against hot-rolled coils imported from Turkey.