DS: European Communities — Measures Affecting the Grant of Copyright and Neighbouring Rights

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Summary of the dispute to date

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Complaint by the United States.

On 6 January 1998, the US requested consultations with the EC regarding similar measures as in WT/DS82 in respect of Ireland. On 9 January 1998, the US requested the establishment of a panel.


Mutually agreed solution

On 6 November 2000, the parties notified the DSB that they had reached a mutually satisfactory solution.


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