WTO: 2013 NEWS ITEMS

DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

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In its request for consultations, Indonesia alleges that the measures at issue “appear to be inconsistent with Australia’s obligations” under the WTO’s Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement, the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPS) and the GATT 1994.

> Further information will be available within the next few days in document WT/DS467/1

What is a request for consultations?

The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO. Consultations give the parties an opportunity to discuss the matter and to find a satisfactory solution without proceeding further with litigation. After 60 days, if consultations have failed to resolve the dispute, the complainant may request adjudication by a panel.

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