DS: Korea — Measures Concerning the Shelf-Life of Products

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Complaint by the United States.

On 3 May 1995, the US requested consultations with Korea in respect of requirements imposed by Korea on imports from the US which had the effect of restricting imports. The US alleged violations of Articles III and XI of GATT, Articles 2 and 5 of the SPS Agreement, Article 2 of the TBT Agreement, and Article 4 of the Agreement on Agriculture.


Mutually agreed solution

The parties notified a mutually acceptable solution to this dispute on 20 July 1995.


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