DS: Turkey — Restrictions on Imports of Textile and Clothing Products

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Complaint by Hong Kong.

On 12 February 1996, Hong Kong requested consultations with Turkey concerning Turkey’s quantitative restrictions on imports of textile and clothing products. Hong Kong claimed that those measures are in violation of GATT Articles XI and XIII. The background to this dispute is a recently concluded customs union agreement between Turkey and the European Communities. Hong Kong claimed that GATT Article XXIV does not entitle Turkey to impose new quantitative restrictions in the present case.


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