DS: Panama — Measures concerning the importation of certain products from Costa Rica

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Complaint by Costa Rica

On 11 January 2021, Costa Rica requested consultations with Panama regarding measures on the importation of a number of products originating in Costa Rica, including: strawberries, dairy products, bovine, pork, poultry and turkey meat products, fish food, fresh pineapple, and plantains and bananas.

Costa Rica claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.3, 5.1, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 6.1, 7, 8 and Annexes B and C of the SPS Agreement;
  • Article 4.2 of the Agreement on Agriculture; and
  • Articles I:1 and XI:1 of the GATT 1994.

On 19 January 2021, Nicaragua requested to join the consultations. On 27 January 2021, Bolivia requested to join the consultations.



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