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WT/DS142 - Canada - Certain measures affecting the automotive industry

WTO dispute settlement case - Launched by the EU

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WTO - Case launched by the EU

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: Canada
  • Third parties: India, Korea, Republic Of, United States

Canadian legislation implementing the Auomotive Products Agreement (Auto Pact) between the US and Canada. Only a limited number of motor vehicle manufacturers are eligible to import vehicles into Canada duty free.

Relevant WTO provision: GATT (I:1, III:4); TRIMs (2); Subsidies (3); GATS (II,VI, XVII)


Canada revoked its export subsidy and introduced a 6,1% to MFN tariff on the imports of all vehicles.

  • Consultations requested: 17 August 1998
  • Panel requested: 14 January 1999
  • Panel established: 01 February 1999
  • Panel report circulated: 11 February 2000
  • Appeal requested: 02 March 2000
  • Appeal report circulated: 31 May 2000
  • Panel/Appellate Body report adopted: 19 June 2000
  • Implementation deadline: 19 February 2001


Full case details and WTO documents on the WTO website

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