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According to Pakistan, the EU appears to have acted inconsistently with several articles of the  Subsidies and Countervailing Measures Agreement in determining that Pakistan's tax law and other schemes and programmes in certain cases constitute a subsidy that is contingent upon export performance.

PET is used in synthetic fibres and in beverage, food and other liquid containers.

> Further information will be available within the next few days in document WT/DS486/1

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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