DISPUTE SETTLEMENT: DISPUTE DS369

European Communities — Certain Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Marketing of Seal Products


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:
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:

  

Summary of the dispute to date  back to top

The summary below was up-to-date at

Consultations

Complaint by Canada.

On 25 September 2007, Canada requested consultations with the European Communities concerning certain measures taken by Belgium and the Netherlands regarding the importation, transportation, manufacturing, marketing and sale of seal products.

Canada considered that the measures appear to be inconsistent with the European Communities' obligations under GATT 1994 and the TBT Agreement. In particular:

  • Articles 2.1 and 2.2 of the TBT Agreement; and
      
  • Articles I:1, III:4, V:2, V:3, V:4 and XI:1 of the GATT 1994.

On 11 February 2011, Canada requested the establishment of a panel.  At its meeting on 24 February 2011, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

 

Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

At its meeting on 25 March 2011, the DSB established a panel.  China, Colombia, Japan, Mexico, Norway and the United States reserved their third party rights. Subsequently, Argentina and Ecuador reserved their third party rights.

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.