DS: Egypt — Registration requirements relating to the importation of certain products

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Complaint by the European Union

On 26 January 2022, the European Union requested consultations with Egypt with regard to registration requirements for the importation of certain categories of goods from the European Union into Egypt.

The European Union claimed that the measures at issue appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles VIII:1(c), VIII:3, X:1, X:3(a), and XI:1 of the GATT 1994;
  • Article 4.2 of the Agreement on Agriculture; and  
  • Articles 1.2, 1.5, 3.3, 3.5(e), and 3.5(f) of the Import Licensing Agreement.

On 4 February 2022, the Russian Federation requested to join the consultations. Subsequently Egypt informed the DSB that it had accepted the Russian Federation's request to join the consultations.


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