DS: United States — Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 and Amendments thereto

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Complaint by the European Communities.

On 12 January 2000, the EC requested consultations with the US in respect of Section 337 of the US Tariff Act (19 USC. ž 1337) and the related Rules of Practice and Procedure of the International Trade Commission contained in Chapter II of Title 19 of the US Code of Federal Regulations. The EC alleged that those measures violate Article III of GATT 1994 and TRIPS Agreement Articles 2 (in conjunction with Article 2 Paris Convention), 3, 9 (in conjunction with Article 5 Berne Convention), 27, 41, 42, 49, 50 and 51.


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