DS: Hungary — Safeguard Measure on Imports of Steel Products from the Czech Republic

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Complaint by the Czech Republic.

On 21 January 1999, the Czech Republic requested consultations with Hungary in respect of the imposition of quantitative restrictions by Hungary on imports of a broad range of steel products from the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic alleged that Hungary imposed a safeguard measure in the form of an import quota on imports of a broad range of steel products from the Czech Republic, and that this measure only applies to the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic contended that these quantitative restrictions are in breach of Hungary’s obligations under GATT Articles I and XIX, as well as provisions of the Agreement on Safeguards.



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