DS: Turkey — Taxation of Foreign Film Revenues

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Summary of the dispute to date

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Complaint by the United States.

This request for consultations, dated 12 June 1996, concerns Turkey’s taxation of revenues generated from the showing of foreign films. Violation of GATT Article III is alleged. On 9 January 1997, the United States requested the establishment of a panel.


Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

At its meeting on 25 February 1997, the DSB established a panel. Canada reserved its third-party rights to the dispute.


Mutually agreed solution

On 14 July 1997, both parties notified the DSB of a mutually agreed solution.


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