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WT/DS165 - United States - Import measures on certain products from the EC

WTO dispute settlement case - Launched by the EU

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  • United States
Trade topics
  • Dispute settlement
  • WTO - Case launched by the EU

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: United States
  • Third parties: Dominica, Ecuador, India, Jamaica, Japan, Saint Lucia

On 3 March 1999, the US started to withhold liquidation and imposed a contingent liability for 100% duties on $520 million of imports from the EC. The US took this measure based upon its unilateral determination that the EC had failed to implement the Bananas ruling correctly and before the completion of the arbitration procedure.

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


AB made no recommendations as the condemned measure at issue is no longer in existence.

  • Consultations requested: 04 March 1999
  • Panel requested: 11 May 1999
  • Panel established: 16 June 1999
  • Panel report circulated: 17 July 2000
  • Appeal requested: 12 September 2000
  • Appeal report circulated: 11 December 2000
  • Panel/Appellate Body report adopted: 10 January 2001


Full case details and WTO documents on the WTO website

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