DS: Australia — Subsidies Provided to Producers and Exporters of Automotive Leather

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Complaint by the United States.

This request, dated 10 November 1997, is in respect of Australia’s alleged prohibited subsidies provided to its producers and exporters of automotive leather. The US contends that these measures by Australia violate Article 3 of the Subsidies Agreement. On 9 January 1998, the United States requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 22 January 1998, the DSB established a panel in accordance with the accelerated procedure under the Subsidies Agreement.



On 11 June 1998, the US withdrew its request for a panel. See also WT/DS126.


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