DS: United States — Reclassification of Certain Sugar Syrups

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Complaint by Canada.

On 6 September 1999 Canada requested consultations with the US in respect of the proposed reclassification of certain sugar syrups by the US Customs Service. Canada claimed that these US measures are in violation of Article II of the GATT 1994 and Article 4 of the Agreement on Agriculture. In addition, Canada alleged that these measures nullify or impair benefits accruing to it under the same provisions of the GATT and the Agreement on Agriculture.


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