• All disputes currently in the consultations phase


The European Union claims that the challenged registration requirements, the related formalities and certain instances of their application are inconsistent with a number of provisions of the WTO's General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994, the Agreement on Agriculture and the Import Licensing Agreement.

Further information is available in document WT/DS609/1

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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