Business Safeguard duty on steel: India appeals against WTO's panel ruling Updated : December 26, 2018 03:40 PM IST The issue pertains to a case filed by Japan in December 2017 against India's decision to impose safeguard duty on some iron and steel products. Although the WTO's dispute panel ruled against India, interestingly the duty imposed by India has already ended in March this year. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.