DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

DS: European Communities — Regime for the Importation, Sale and Distribution of Bananas

This summary has been prepared by the Secretariat under its own responsibility. The summary is for general information only and is not intended to affect the rights and obligations of Members.

  

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Consultations

Complaint by Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the United States.

On 28 September 1995, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the United States requested consultations with the European Communities concerning the EC regime for the importation, sale and distribution of bananas. The EC measures are alleged to be inconsistent with Articles I, II, III, X and XIII of GATT 1994, Articles 1 and 3 of the Import Licensing Agreement, and Articles II, XVI and XVII of GATS.

On 3 October 1995, St. Lucia requested to join the consultations. On 11 October 1995, Costa Rica requested to join the consultations. On 12 October 1995, Colombia and the Dominican Republic requested to join the consultations. On 13 October 1995, Venezuela and Nicaragua requested to join the consultations.

 

Mutually agreed solution

On 8 November 2012, the parties notified the DSB of a mutually agreed solution pursuant to Article 3.6 of the DSU.

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