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SEE ALSO:
Director-General’s message
Background
Built-in Agenda
The WTO agreements and developing countries
Least-developed countries
Agriculture (1)
Agriculture (2)
Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures
Services
Intellectual property (TRIPS)
Textiles and clothing
Information technology products
Trade and environment
Trade and investment
Trade facilitation
Trade and competition policy
Transparency in government procurement
Trade and labour standards
Disputes (1)
Electronic commerce
Members and accessions
Some facts and figures
Glossary of terms

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DISPUTES (2)

Disputes facts and stats

Situation as on 18 October 1999

On this page: summary, by major group, by agreement, by country, by year

Summary  back to top

To date, 183 disputes, regarding 142 distinct matters, have been brought to the WTO, of which:

29 were withdrawn following consultations;
86 are under consultations;
24 are being examined by panels;
7 subject of panel reports which have been appealed;
20 are in implementation stage following adoption by DSB of panel & appellate reports;
8 implemented;
7 closed without the need for implementation;
2 authority for panel elapsed.

Countries involved in disputes  back to top

Disputes involving as complainant as respondent with developing countries
US/EC/Japan
as complainant
US/EC/Japan
as Respondent
United States 60 38 22 14
EC 47 28 21 11
Japan 7 12 3 0
Developing countries 44 61

WTO agreements cited in the disputes  back to top

SPS/TBT Agriculture Textiles TRIMS TRIPS GATS
26 25 11 15 20 9

WTO Members involved in disputes  back to top

as complainant (case nos.)

total

as respondent (case nos.)

total

Argentina 35, 111

2

56, 77, 121, 123, 145, 155, 157, 164, 171

9

Australia 35, 91, 169, 178

4

18, 21, 57, 106, 119, 126

6

Belgium 80, 127

2

Brazil 4, 69, 70, 71, 112, 154

6

22, 30, 46, 51, 52, 65, 81, 116, 183

9

Canada 7, 9, 10, 18, 20, 35, 46, 48, 92, 135, 137, 144, 153, 167, 180

15

31, 103, 113, 114, 117, 139, 142, 170

8

Chile 14, 97

2

87, 109, 110

3

Colombia 78

1

181

1

Costa Rica 24

1

Czech Rep 159

1

148

1

Denmark 83

1

Ecuador 27

1

182

1

European Communities 8, 15, 38, 39, 40, 42, 53, 54, 63, 66, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 85, 87, 88, 96, 98, 100, 107, 108, 110, 114, 116, 117, 118, 120, 121, 136, 138, 142, 145, 146, 147, 149, 150, 151, 152, 155, 157, 160, 165, 166, 176, 183

47

7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 25, 26, 27, 48, 62, 69, 72, 104, 105, 115, 124, 134, 135, 137, 140, 141, 153, 154, 158, 172, 174

28

France 131, 173

2

Greece 125, 128

2

Guatemala 16, 27, 158

3

60, 156

2

Honduras 16, 27, 158

3

Hong Kong, China 29

1

Hungary 143, 148

2

35, 159

2

India 19, 32, 33, 34, 58, 134, 140, 141, 168

9

50, 79, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 120, 146, 149, 150, 175

13

Indonesia 123

1

54, 55, 59, 64

4

Ireland 68, 82, 129

3

Japan 6, 51, 55, 64, 95, 139, 162

7

8, 10, 11, 15, 28, 42, 44, 45, 66, 73, 76, 147

12

Korea 89, 99, 179

3

3, 5, 20, 40, 41, 75, 84, 98, 161, 163, 169

11

Malaysia 58

1

1

1

Mexico 16, 27, 49, 60, 156, 158, 182

7

53, 101, 132

3

Netherlands 130

1

New Zealand 35, 72, 93, 113, 177

5

Pakistan 58

1

36, 107

2

Panama 105, 158

2

Peru 12

1

112

1

Philippines 22, 61

2

74, 102

2

Poland 122

1

19

1

Portugal 37

1

Singapore 1

1

Slovak Rep 133, 143

2

South Africa 168

1

Sri Lanka 30

1

Sweden 86

1

Switzerland 94, 119, 133

3

Thailand 17, 35, 47, 58, 181

5

122

1

Turkey 29, 34, 43, 47

4

United Kingdom 67

1

United States 3, 5, 11, 13, 16, 21, 26, 27, 28, 31, 35, 36, 37, 41, 43, 44, 45, 50, 52, 56, 57, 59, 62, 65, 67, 68, 74, 76, 80, 82, 83, 84, 86, 90, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 109, 115, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 158, 161, 163, 164, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175

60

2, 4, 6, 24, 32, 33, 38, 39, 49, 58, 61, 63, 78, 85, 88, 89, 95, 97, 99, 100, 108, 111, 118, 136, 138, 144, 151, 152, 160, 162, 165, 166, 167, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180

38

Uruguay 25

1

Venezuela 2

1

23

1

Annual tally of disputes  back to top

1995 25 cases filed

Dispute Nos: 1–25

settled officially in consultations stage: 9

Nos: 1, 5, 6, 7, 12, 14, 19, 20, 23

still inactive in consultations stage: 6

Nos: 3, 13, 15, 16, 17, 25

went to panel or beyond: 10

Nos: 2, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18, 21, 22, 24

1996 39 cases filed

Dispute Nos: 26–64

settled officially in consultations stage: 7

Nos: 28, 32, 36, 37, 40, 42, 43

still inactive in consultations stage: 13

Nos: 29, 30, 39, 41, 45, 47, 49, 51, 52, 53, 57, 61, 63

went to panel or beyond: 19

Nos: 26, 27, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 44, 46, 48, 50, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 62, 64

1997 47 cases filed

Dispute Nos: 65–111

settled officially in consultations stage: 12

Nos: 73, 74, 85, 86, 89, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 102, 106)

still inactive in consultations stage: 16

Nos: 65, 66, 71, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 97, 100, 101, 104, 105, 107, 109, 111

went to panel or beyond: 19

Nos: 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 75, 76, 77, 79, 84, 87, 88, 90, 95, 98, 99, 103, 108, 110

1998 44 cases filed

Dispute Nos: 112–155

settled officially in consultations stage: 1

No: 119

inactive more than 12 months in consultations stage: 18

Nos: 112, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 133, 134, 137

inactive 6–12 months in consultations stage: 14

Nos: 140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154

went to panel or beyond: 11

Nos: 113, 114, 121, 126, 132, 135, 136, 138, 139, 142, 155

1999 (1 Jan–18 Oct) 28 cases filed

Dispute Nos: 156–183

settled officially in consultations stage: 0
in consultations stage more than 6 months: 6

Nos: 157, 158, 159, 167, 168, 169

in consultations stage 3–6 months: 7

Nos: 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177

in consultations stage less than 3 months: 6

Nos: 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183

went to panel or beyond: 9

Nos: 156, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 170

Return to Part 1 of this briefing document for a summary of disputes issues.