DS: China — Tax Measures Concerning Certain Domestically Produced Aircraft

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Complaint by the United States

On 8 December 2015, the United States requested consultations with China regarding tax measures in relation to the sale of certain domestically produced aircraft in China.

The United States claims that the measures are inconsistent with:

  • Articles III:2, III:4 and X:1 of the GATT 1994; and
  • Paragraphs 2(C)(1) and 2(C)2 of Part I of China's Protocol of Accession, as well as paragraph 1.2 of the Accession Protocol (to the extent that it incorporates paragraph 334 of the Report of the Working Party on the Accession of China).

On 18 December 2015, Canada and the European Union requested to join the consultations. On 21 December 2015, Japan requested to join the consultations. Subsequently, China informed the DSB that it had accepted the request of Canada and the European Union to join the consultations.



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