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WT/DS98 - Korea, Republic Of - Definitive safeguard measures on imports of certain dairy products

WTO dispute settlement case - Launched by the EU

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South Korea
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Dispute settlement
WTO - Case launched by the EU

Summary of the case

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: Korea, Republic Of
  • Third parties: Australia

Definitive safeguard measure imposed by Korea in the form of quotas on imports of certain dairy products (skimmed milk powder preparations)

Relevant WTO provision: GATT (XIX); Safeguard (2, 4, 5, 12)


Korea informed the EC that it has revoked the illegal measure.

  • Consultations requested: 12 August 1997
  • Panel requested: 10 June 1998
  • Panel established: 22 July 1998
  • Panel report circulated: 21 June 2000
  • Appeal requested: 15 September 1999
  • Appeal report circulated: 14 December 1999
  • Panel/Appellate Body report adopted: 12 January 2000
  • Implementation deadline: 20 May 2000


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