DS: Chile — Provisional Safeguard Measure on Mixtures of Edible Oils

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Complaint by Argentina.

On 19 February 2001, Argentina requested consultations with Chile concerning a provisional safeguard measure on imports of mixed edible oils (tariff heading 1517.9000 of the Chilean Harmonised System), adopted by the Chilean authorities on 11 January 2001, and consisting of an ad valorem duty of 48% on imports of those products. On 10 January 2001 the notification by Chile of the initiation of the investigation was circulated as document G/SG/N/6/CHL/5, and on 19 January 2001 the notification of the recommendation by the Chilean investigating authority to impose a provisional safeguard measure was circulated as document G/SG/N/7/CHL/5/Suppl.1.

Argentina claimed that the provisional safeguard measure is inconsistent with Chile’s obligations under Article XIX of GATT 1994 and the SA, including, but not limited to, Articles 2, 4, 6 and 12.


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