> All disputes currently in the consultations phase


Viet Nam's complaint also mentions the investigation and determinations leading to the imposition of the safeguard measure and other aspects related to the notification requirements and consultations required under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the Agreement on Safeguards.

> Further information will be available within the next few days in document WT/DS496/1

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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