DS: Korea — Measures concerning Bottled Water

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Complaint by Canada.

In this request for consultations dated 8 November 1995, Canada claimed that Korean regulations on the shelf-life and physical treatment (disinfection) of bottled water were inconsistent with GATT Articles III and XI, SPS Articles 2 and 5 and TBT Article 2.


Mutually agreed solution

At the DSB meeting on 24 April 1996, the parties to the dispute announced that they reached a settlement.


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