DS: Nicaragua — Measures Affecting Imports from Honduras and Colombia

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.


See also:

back to top

Current status


back to top

Key facts


back to top

Latest document


back to top

Summary of the dispute to date

The summary below was up-to-date at


Complaint by Colombia.

On 17 January 2000, Colombia requested consultations with Nicaragua in respect of Nicaragua’s Law 325 of 1999, which provides for the imposition of charges on goods and services from Honduras and Colombia, as well as regulatory Decree 129-99. Colombia claimed that these measures are inconsistent, inter alia, with Articles I and II of GATT 1994.


Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

Further to Colombia’s request, the DSB established a panel at its meeting of 18 May 2000. Canada, Costa Rica, the EC, Honduras and the US reserved their third-party rights. This panel has not yet been composed.


Follow this dispute


Problems viewing this page? If so, please contact [email protected] giving details of the operating system and web browser you are using.