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WT/DS245 - Measures affecting the importation of apples

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Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: United States
  • Complaint against: Japan
  • Third parties: EU, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)

Measures affecting the importation of apples


Panel composed on 16 July 2002. Panel report circulated on 15 July 2003. Japan notified an appeal on 28 Aug. 2003. The AB report circulated on 26 Nov. 2003. Panel and AB report adopted on 10 Dec. 2003. Japan and the US mutually agreed that the reasonable period of time to implement the recommendations and rulings of the DSB will expire on 30 June 2004. The parties have confirmed procedures under Art. 21 and 22 of the DSU.

  • Consultations requested: 01 March 2002
  • Panel requested: 07 May 2002
  • Panel established: 03 June 2002
  • Panel report circulated: 15 July 2003
  • Appeal requested: 28 August 2003
  • Appeal report circulated: 26 November 2003
  • Panel/Appellate Body report adopted: 10 December 2003
  • Implementation deadline: 30 June 2004


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