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WT/DS223 - European Communities - Tariff-rate quota on corn gluten feed from the United States

WTO dispute settlement case - Complaint against the EU

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United States
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Dispute settlement
WTO - Complaint against the EU

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: United States
  • Complaint against: EU
  • Third parties: No third party

Following the WTO ruling in the case WT/DS166 confirming that the US safeguard measure on imports of wheat gluten from the EC violated the Safeguard Agreement (SA), the EC has used its right to rebalance WTO concessions (under Art. 8 of the SA) and introduced a tariff rate quota on ¿5 on US corn gluten feed imports, up to a level of 2.73 million tonnes.

Relevant WTO provision: GATT (I, II, XIX); SA (8.1, 8.2, 8.3)


Consultations have been hled in Geneva on 24 Apr. 2001. Case settled by the termination of the rebalancing measure as a result of US compliance in the wheat gluten case (DS166).

  • Consultations requested: 25 January 2001


Full case details and WTO documents on the WTO website

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