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WT/DS152 - United States - Sections 301-310 of the Trade Act of 1974

WTO dispute settlement case - Launched by the EU

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United States
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Dispute settlement
WTO - Case launched by the EU

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: United States
  • Third parties: Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Republic Of, Saint Lucia, Thailand

By imposing strict time limits within which unilateral determinations must be made and trade sanctions taken, certain parts of sections 301-310 of the Trade Act do not allow the US to comply with the DSU.

Relevant WTO provision: DSU (3, 21, 22, 23); WTO (XVI:4); GATT (I, II, III, VIII, XI)


Panel report adopted.

  • Consultations requested: 25 November 1998
  • Panel requested: 26 January 1999
  • Panel established: 02 March 1999
  • Panel report circulated: 22 December 1999
  • Panel/Appellate Body report adopted: 27 January 2000


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