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WT/DS391 - Korea - Measures Affecting the Importation of Bovine Meat and Meat Products from Canada

WTO dispute settlement case - EU as third party

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WTO - EU as third party

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: Canada
  • Complaint against: Korea, Republic Of
  • Third parties: EU, Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei), United States

The dispute concerns restrictions on the importation of beef from Canada, focussing in particular on SPS measures on BSE.

Relevant WTO provision: Articles 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3, 5.1, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 6.1, 8 and Annex C of the SPS, Agreement; and Articles I:1, III:4 and XI:1 of the GATT 1994


Consultations were requested in April 2009. A Panel was requested in July 2009 and established in August 2009. The Panel is currently hearing the case.

  • Consultations requested: 09 April 2009
  • Panel requested: 09 July 2009
  • Panel established: 31 August 2009


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