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WT/DS292 - European Communities - Measures affecting the approval and marketing of biotech products (GMOs)

WTO dispute settlement case - Complaint against the EU

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  • Canada
Trade topics
  • Dispute settlement
  • WTO - Complaint against the EU

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: Canada
  • Complaint against: EU
  • Third parties: Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei), Thailand, Uruguay

Complaints about the status of GMO approvals in the EC and national restrictions on the marketing of certain GMO varieties.

Relevant WTO provision: GATT (I, III, X, XI); SPS (2, 5, 7, 8, Annexes B and C); Agriculture (4); Tbt(2, 5)


Consultations requested on 13 May. First panel request in the DSB meeting of 18 Aug. 2003. Panel established on 29 Aug. 2003.

  • Consultations requested: 13 May 2003
  • Panel requested: 07 August 2003
  • Panel established: 29 August 2003


EU submissions and other related documents

Full case details and WTO documents on the WTO website

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