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WT/DS341 - Mexico - Definitive countervailing measures measures on olive oil from the European Communities

WTO dispute settlement case - Launched by the EU

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  • Mexico
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Summary of the case

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

The EC challenges the CVDs imposed by the Mexican Authorities on EC imports of olive oil. On 11 June 2004 Mexico imposed provisional countervailing duties (CVDs) on imports of olive oil from the EC and on 1 August 2005 Mexico imposed definitive duties, alleging that the domestic industry was materially injured through the effects of subsidized exports from the EC. The EC considers that the initiation and conduct of the investigations, as well as the imposition of the definitive countervailing measures are inconsistent with Mexico's obligations under the GATT 1994, the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and the Agreement on Agriculture.

Relevant WTO provision: GATT (VI:3); SCM (1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 22 and 32); Agreement on Agriculture (13 and 21)


A single Panel has been established on 26 October 2006 to deal with the complaints of the EC (DS 339), the US (DS 340) and of Canada (DS 342). On 29 January 2007, the WTO Director General composed the panel. The EC and the two other complainants filed their first written submission on 13 March 2007.

  • Consultations requested: 31 March 2006


EU submissions and other related documents

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