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WT/DS366 - Colombia - Indicative prices and restrictions on ports of entry

WTO dispute settlement case - EU as third party

Country or region
  • Colombia
  • Panama
Trade topics
  • Dispute settlement
  • WTO - EU as third party

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: Panama
  • Complaint against: Colombia
  • Third parties: EU, China, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei), Turkey, United States

Panama is challenging that Colombia has established indicative prices for specific goods in order to determine the value of products for the purpose of levying customs duties and internal taxes. Panama is further challenging a Colombian measures which provides that specific goods coming from Panama shall be imported exclusively through two designated ports.

Relevant WTO provision: With regard to the indicative prices: Article VII of the GATT 1994 and Articles 1-7 and 13 of the Agreement on Customs Valuation and the general Notes in its Annex I as well as Article III:2 of the GATT 1994.


Panel stage

  • Consultations requested: 12 July 2007
  • Panel requested: 14 September 2007
  • Panel established: 22 October 2007


EU submissions and other related documents

Full case details and WTO documents on the WTO website

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