DS: Egypt — Import Prohibition on Canned Tuna with Soybean Oil

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Complaint by Thailand.

On 22 September 2000, Thailand requested consultations with Egypt concerning the prohibition imposed by Egypt on importation of canned tuna with soybean oil from Thailand, pursuant to Letter dated 2 January 2000 of the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade of Egypt and Circular Note no. 5 of the Year 2000 issued on 13 January 2000 by the Customs Authority of Egypt. Thailand considered that, through the above-mentioned measures, the Arab Republic of Egypt failed to carry out its obligations under the following provisions of the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization: Articles I, XI, and XIII of the GATT, and Articles 2, 3 and 5, and Annex B, paragraph 2 and paragraph 5, of the SPS Agreement.


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