DS: Indonesia — Measures Concerning the Importation of Bovine Meat

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Complaint by Brazil

On 4 April 2016, Brazil requested consultations with Indonesia regarding certain measures imposed by Indonesia on the importation of meat from cattle of the species Bos taurus.

Brazil claims that the measures are inconsistent with:

  • Articles I:1, II:1, III:4, III:9, VIII:1(c), VIII:3, X:3(a) and XI:1 of the GATT 1994;
  • Articles 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.6, 5.7, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7, 8 and Annex C of the SPS Agreement;
  • Articles 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 5.1 and 5.2 of the TBT Agreement;
  • Articles 4.2 and 14 of the Agreement on Agriculture; and
  • Articles 1.3, 3.2, 3.3, 5.1 and 5.2 of the Import Licensing Agreement.

On 14 April 2016, the European Union requested to join the consultations. On 15 April 2016, Australia, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei, and the United States requested to join the consultations. Subsequently, Indonesia informed the DSB that it had accepted the request of Australia, the European Union, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei, and the United States to join the consultations.



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