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WT/DS609 - Egypt - Registration Requirements relating to the Importation of Certain Products

WTO dispute settlement case - Launched by the EU

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  • Egypt
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  • Dispute settlement
  • WTO - Case launched by the EU

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: Egypt
  • Third parties: Russian Federation

On 26 January 2022, the EU requested consultations with Egypt with regard to registration requirements for the importation of certain categories of goods from the European Union into Egypt. Since 2016, foreign factories and companies wishing to import certain goods into Egypt are required to register with the Egyptian authorities. The registration requirements currently cover 29 categories of goods. The EU considers that these requirements place import restrictions on the covered goods and as such violate WTO rules.

Relevant WTO provision: Articles VIII:1(c), VIII:3, X:1, X:3(a), and XI:1 of GATT 1994; Article 4.2 of the Agreement on Agriculture; and Articles 1.2, 1.5, 3.3, 3.5(e) and 3.5(f) of the Import Licensing Agreement.


The EU requested consultations with Egypt on 26 January 2022.

  • Consultations requested: 26 January 2022


Full case details and WTO documents on the WTO website

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