• All disputes currently in the consultations phase


The European Union claims the challenged measures are inconsistent with provisions under the WTO's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights and China's Protocol of Accession to the WTO.

Further information is available in document WT/DS611/1.

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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