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Complaint by Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico,
Panama and the United States.
On 20 January 1999, these countries
(complaining parties) requested consultations with the EC in respect of
the implementation of the recommendations of the DSB in European
Communities — Regime for the Importation, Sale and Distribution of
Bananas. The complaining parties state that the 15-month reasonable
period of time for the EC to implement the DSB’s recommendations and
rulings ended on 1 January 1999 (see WT/DS27). The complaining parties
alleged that the EC modified its regime in a manner that will not permit
this dispute to conclude at this time on the basis of a solution that is
acceptable to their governments, and as a result, jointly and severally,
request consultations with the EC concerning the EC banana regime
established by EC Regulation 404/93, as amended and implemented by
Council Regulation 1637/98 of 20 July 1998 and EC Commission Regulation
2362/98 of 28 October 1998. The complaining parties contended that their
objective is to clarify and discuss in detail with the EC the various
aspects of the EC’s modified banana regime, including their effect on
the market, their concerns about their WTO-inconsistency, and ways that
the EC might modify its regime in order to produce a satisfactory
settlement of this dispute.
Mutually agreed solution
On 8 November 2012, the parties notified the DSB of a mutually agreed solution pursuant to Article 3.6 of the DSU.
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