DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

DS: Costa Rica — Measures Concerning the Importation of Fresh Avocados from Mexico

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Complaint by Mexico

On 8 March 2017, Mexico requested consultations with Costa Rica with respect to certain measures imposed by Costa Rica that allegedly restrict or prohibit the importation of fresh avocados for consumption from Mexico.

Mexico claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 6.1, 6.2, 7, 8, Annex B(2), (5) and (6) and Annex C(1) of the SPS Agreement; and
     
  • Articles I:1, III:4, X and XI of the GATT 1994.

 

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