Skip to main content

WT/DS308 - Tax measures on soft drinks and other beverages

WTO dispute settlement case - EU as third party

Country or region
  • Mexico
  • United States
Trade topics
  • Dispute settlement
  • WTO - EU as third party

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: United States
  • Complaint against: Mexico
  • Third parties: EU, Canada

Tax measures on soft drinks and other beverages


Mexico has implemented the Appellate Body's ruling.

  • Consultations requested: 16 March 2004
  • Panel requested: 10 June 2004
  • Panel established: 20 August 2004
  • Panel report circulated: 07 October 2005
  • Appeal requested: 06 December 2005
  • Appeal report circulated: 06 March 2006
  • Panel/Appellate Body report adopted: 24 March 2006


EU submissions and other related documents

Full case details and WTO documents on the WTO website

Latest news

  • News article

In a ruling published on 5 March 2024, the World Trade Organization (WTO) upheld the EU’s ability to take environmental and climate-based action under the Renewable Energy Directive (‘RED II’).

  • 2 min read
  • Press release

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has today confirmed that the EU was right to challenge the US for not complying with a ruling relating to ripe olives from Spain. Today's WTO panel report presents again a clear and full win for the EU.

  • 1 min read

Latest events