DS: Indonesia — Importation of Horticultural Products, Animals and Animal Products

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Complaint by the United States. (See DS455 and DS466)

On 30 August 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 III:4, X:1, X:3(a), XI:1, XIII:2(a), XIII:2(c) and XIII:2(d) of the GATT 1994;
  • Article 4.2 of the Agreement on Agriculture;
  • Articles 1.3, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5(a), 3.5(b), 3.5(c) and 3.5(k) of the Import Licensing Agreement; and
  • Articles 2.1 and 2.15 of the Agreement on Preshipment Inspection.

On 10 September 2013, New Zealand requested to join the consultations.  On 16 September 2013, Canada requested to join the consultations. On 18 September 2013, the European Union and Thailand requested to join the consultations.  On 19 September 2013, Australia requested to join the consultations.  Subsequently, Indonesia informed the DSB that it had accepted the requests of Australia, Canada, the European Union and Thailand to join the consultations.



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