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WT/DS200 - United States - Section 306 of the Trade Act of 1974 and amendments thereto ("carousel")

WTO dispute settlement case - Launched by the EU

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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: Australia, Canada, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Panama, Saint Lucia

US carousel legislation. Section 306 provides for a mandatory modification (every 6 months) of the list of products subject to sanctions imposed against the WTO member which has not complied with the WTO panel ruling.

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


WTO consultations held on 5 July 2000. Panel to be requested as soon as legislation implemented.

  • Consultations requested: 05 June 2000


Full case details and WTO documents on the WTO website

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