DISPUTE SETTLEMENT: DISPUTE DS24

United States — Restrictions on Imports of Cotton and Man-Made Fibre Underwear


This summary has been prepared by the Secretariat under its own responsibility. The summary is for general information only and is not intended to affect the rights and obligations of Members.

  

See also:
One-page summary of key findings of this dispute
The basics: how disputes are settled in WTO
Computer based training on dispute settlement
Text of the Dispute Settlement Understanding


Current status  back to top

 

Key facts  back to top

Short title:
Complainant:
Respondent:
Third Parties:
Agreements cited:
(as cited in request for consultations)
Request for Consultations received:
Panel Report circulated: 8 November 1996
Appellate Body Report circulated: 10 February 1997

  

Summary of the dispute to date  back to top

The summary below was up-to-date at
See also: One-page summary of key findings of this dispute

Consultations

Complaint by Costa Rica.

On 22 December 1995, Costa Rica requested consultations with the United States concerning US restrictions on textile imports from Costa Rica. Costa Rica alleged that these restrictions were in violation of the ATC agreement.

 

Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

Further to Costa Rica’s request, the DSB established a panel at its meeting on 5 March 1996. India reserved its third-party rights. On 4 April 1996, the Panel was composed. The report of the panel was circulated to members on 8 November 1996. The Panel found that the US restraints were not valid.

On 11 November 1996, Costa Rica notified its decision to appeal against one aspect of the Panel report. The report of the Appellate Body was circulated to Members on 10 February 1997. The Appellate Body upheld the appeal by Costa Rica on that particular point. The Appellate Body report and the Panel report as modified by the Appellate Body report, were adopted by the DSB on 25 February 1997.

 

Implementation of adopted reports

At the meeting of the DSB on 10 April 1997, the US informed the meeting that the measure which had been the subject of this dispute had expired on 27 March 1997 and had not been renewed, effectively meaning that the US had immediately complied with the recommendations of the DSB.

image 160 pixels wide
  

Find all documents from this case
(Searches Documents Online, most recent documents appear on top)

quick help with downloading
> comprehensive help on Documents Online

all documents

  

Problems viewing this page?
Please contact webmaster@wto.org giving details of the operating system and web browser you are using.