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WT/DS367 - Australia - Measures Affecting the Importation of Apples from New Zealand

WTO dispute settlement case - EU as third party

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Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: New Zealand
  • Complaint against: Australia
  • Third parties: EU, Chile, Japan, Pakistan, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei), United States

SPS measures adopted by Australia in relation to the importation of apples from New Zealand

Relevant WTO provision: Articles 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 8 and Annex C of the SPS Agreement


New Zealand requested consultations on 31 August 2007. The EC and US equested to join the consultations, and their requests were accepted by Australia. New Zealand requested the establishment of a Panel on 6 December 2007. The Panel was established by the DSB on 21 January 2008 and composed by the Director-General on 12 March 2008. Australia requested the Panel to make a preliminary ruling on certain issues on 13 March 2008. The Panel's preliminary ruling was circulated to WTO Members on 23 June 2008. The first substantive panel meeting with the Parties and with the Third Parties took place on 2-3 September 2008. The hearing was open to public viewing.

  • Consultations requested: 31 August 2007
  • Panel requested: 06 December 2007
  • Panel established: 21 January 2008


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