DS: United States — Tariff Rate Quota for Imports of Groundnuts

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Complaint by Argentina.

On 19 December 1997, Argentina requested consultations with the US in respect of the alleged commercial detriment to Argentina resulting from a restrictive interpretation by the US of the tariff rate quota negotiated by the two countries during the Uruguay Round, regarding the importation of groundnuts. Argentina alleged violations of Articles II, X and XII of GATT 1994, Articles 1, 4 and 15 of the Agreement on Agriculture, Article 2 of the Agreement on Rules of Origin, and Article 1 of the Import Licensing Agreement. Nullification and impairment of benefits is also alleged.


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