DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

DS: European Communities — Restrictions on Certain Import Duties on Rice

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Complaint by India.

On 27 May 1998, India requested consultations with the EC in respect of the restrictions allegedly introduced by an EC Regulation establishing a so-called cumulative recovery system (CRS), for determining certain import duties on rice, with effect from 1 July 1997. India contended that the measures introduced through this new regulation will restrict the number of importers of rice from India, and will have a limiting effect on the export of rice from India to the EC. India alleged violations of Articles I, II, III, VII and XI of GATT 1994, Articles 1-7, 11 and Annex I of the Customs Valuation Agreement, Articles 1 and 3 of the Import Licensing Agreement, Article 2 of the TBT Agreement, Article 2 of the SPS Agreement, and Article 4 of the Agreement on Agriculture. India also claimed nullification and impairment of benefits accruing to it under the various agreements cited.

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