DS: Nicaragua — Measures Affecting Imports from Honduras and Colombia

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Complaint by Honduras.

On 26 June 2000, Honduras requested consultations with Nicaragua in respect of Law 325 of 1999 whereby a tax is established on goods and services coming from or originating in Honduras and Colombia as well as implementing Decree 129-99 and Ministerial Order 041-99. Honduras considered that Law 325 of 1999 and implementing Decree 129-99 are incompatible with Nicaragua’s obligations under the GATT 1994, and in particular Articles I and II thereof, and that the aforementioned measures as well as Ministerial Order 041-99 are incompatible with Nicaragua’s obligations under Articles II and XVI of the GATS.


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