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.