DS: European Communities — Measures Affecting the Exportation of Processed Cheese

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Complaint by the United States.

On 8 October 1997, the US requested consultations with the EC in respect of export subsidies allegedly granted by the EC on processed cheese without regard to the export subsidy reduction commitments of the EC. The US contended that these measures by the EC distort markets for dairy products and adversely affect US sales of dairy products. The US alleged violations of Articles 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the Agreement on Agriculture, and Article 3 of the Subsidies Agreement.


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