On 8 June 2007, the panel report concerning anti-dumping duties on steel pipes and tubes from Guatemala was circulated. A complaint had been filed by Guatemala concerning the imposition of anti-dumping duties on steel pipes and tubes by Mexico. The Mexican government had imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of steel pipes and tubes from Guatemala which it claimed were being dumped (ie, sold at below normal value) on the Mexican market. Guatemala argued that the measures taken violated provisions of the 1994 Anti-Dumping Agreement.
The Panel, in its report, decided that Mexico had violated the Anti-Dumping Agreement by improperly researching the matter at hand and relying on insufficient evidence in this respect. As a consequence, the investigation should not have been initiated. Pursuant to the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) Article 19.1, the Panel suggested that Mexico revoke the anti-dumping measures.