DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

DS: Indonesia ŚImportation of horticultural products, animals and animal products

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Consultations

Complaint by the United States.

On 10 January 2013, the United States requested consultations with Indonesia concerning certain measures it imposes on the importation of horticultural products, animals and animal products.

The United States claims that the measures are inconsistent with:

  • Articles X:3(a) and XI:1 of the GATT 1994;
     
  • Article 4.2 of the Agreement on Agriculture; and
     
  • Articles 1.2, 3.2 and 3.3 of the Import Licensing Agreement.

On 24 January 2013, Australia, Canada and the European Union requested to join the consultations.  Subsequently, Indonesia notified the DSB that it had accepted the requests of Australia, Canada and the European Union to join the consultations. On 14 March 2013, United States requested the establishment of a panel.  At its meeting on 26 March 2013, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.

 

Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

At its meeting on 24 April 2013, the DSB established a panel.  Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, Korea and Chinese Taipei reserved their third party rights.  Subsequently, Argentina, New Zealand, Paraguay and Thailand reserved their third party rights.

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