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WT/DS273 - Korea, Republic Of - Measures affecting trade in commercial vessels

WTO dispute settlement case - Launched by the EU

Country or region
  • South Korea
Trade topics
  • Dispute settlement
  • WTO - Case launched by the EU

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: Korea, Republic Of
  • Third parties: China, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei), United States

The EC considers that the Korean measures affecting trade in commercial vessels are in breach of Korea's obligations under the provisions of the SCM agreement.

Relevant WTO provision: SCM (1, 2, 3.1, 5(a and c), 6.3, 6.5)


Consultations held on 22 Nov., 13 Dec. 2002 and 7 May 2003. Panel established on 21 July and composed on 20 Aug. 2003. Annex V procedure started on 21 July 2003 and ended on 10 Nov. 2003. First panel hearing was held on 9 and 10 March. Second hearing took place on 17 and 18 June 2004.

  • Consultations requested: 21 October 2002
  • Panel requested: 11 June 2003
  • Panel established: 21 July 2003


EU submissions and other related documents

Full case details and WTO documents on the WTO website

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