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WT/DS175 - Measures affecting trade and investment in the motor vehicle sector

WTO dispute settlement case - EU as third party

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WTO - EU as third party

Summary of the case

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

Measures affecting trade and investment in the motor vehicle sector


Case similar to DS146 (launched by EC). Single panel established to examine both complaints. Panel report circulated. India appealed. On 14 March 2002 India withdrew its appeal. The reports of the Appellate Body was circulated on 19 March. Panel and AB report adopted by the DSB on 5 Apr. 2002. The mutually agreed reasonable period of time is 5 months. On 3 Sept. 2002 India notified that in implementation of the relevant DSB recommendations it is withdrawing the export obligation incurred by the MoUs signatories in respect of imports made up to 31 March 2001. In the DSB meeting of 11 Nov. 2002. WTO members recognised that India had fully implemented the relevant DSB rulings and recommendations.

  • Consultations requested: 02 June 1999
  • Panel requested: 15 May 2000
  • Panel established: 27 July 2000
  • Panel report circulated: 21 December 2001
  • Appeal requested: 31 January 2002
  • Appeal report circulated: 19 March 2002
  • Panel/Appellate Body report adopted: 05 April 2002
  • Implementation deadline: 05 September 2002


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