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WT/DS193 - Chile - Measures affecting the transit and importation of swordfish

WTO dispute settlement case - Launched by the EU

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

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: Chile
  • Third parties: Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Iceland, India, Norway, United States

Under Chilean legislation, Community fishing vessels are not allowed to unload their swordfish in Chilean ports either to land them for warehousing or to tranship them onto other vessels.

Relevant WTO provision: GATT (V, XI)


Notification of an arrangement (23.03.2001) on access for EU fishing vessels to Chilean ports and bilateral and multilateral scientific and technical co-operation on conservation of swordfish stocks. Panel composition suspended.

  • Consultations requested: 19 April 2000
  • Panel requested: 06 November 2000
  • Panel established: 12 December 2000


Full case details and WTO documents on the WTO website

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