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Complaint by Argentina, Australia, Canada, New Zealand,
Thailand and the United States.
This request, dated 27 March 1996, claims
that Hungary violated the Agreement on Agriculture (Article 3.3 and Part
V) by providing export subsidies in respect of agricultural products not
specified in its Schedule, as well as by providing agricultural export
subsidies in excess of its commitment levels.
Panel and Appellate Body proceedings
On 9 January 1997,
Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and the United States requested the
establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 25 February 1997 the DSB
established a panel. Canada, Japan, Thailand and Uruguay reserved their
third-party rights to the dispute.
Mutually agreed solution
At the DSB meeting on 30 July 1997,
Australia, on behalf of all the complainants, notified the DSB that the
parties to the dispute had reached a mutually agreed solution, which
required Hungary to seek a waiver of certain of its WTO obligations.
Pending adoption of the waiver, the complaint was not formally withdrawn.
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