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WT/DS332 - Brazil - Measures affecting imports of retreaded tyres

WTO dispute settlement case - Launched by the EU

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Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: Brazil
  • Third parties: No third party

Brazil has imposed an import ban on retreaded tyres, has adopted measures banning the importation of used tyres and has imposed a fine per unit on the importation, marketing, transportation, storage and keeping of imported but not of domestic retreaded tyres.

Relevant WTO provision: GATT (I:1,III:4, XI:1, XIII:1)


The Appellate Body has ruled on 3 December 2007 that Brazil's measures are incompatible with the GATT 1994, and the DSB has adopted the reports. Brazil now has to implement the ruling.

  • Consultations requested: 06 July 2006
  • Panel requested: 20 June 2005
  • Panel report circulated: 12 June 2007
  • Appeal requested: 03 September 2007
  • Appeal report circulated: 03 December 2007
  • Panel/Appellate Body report adopted: 17 December 2007


EU submissions and other related documents

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