DS: European union — Measures Concerning the Importation of Citrus Fruit from South Africa

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Complaint by South Africa

On 27 July 2022, South Africa requested consultations with the European Union with regard to the European Union's regime governing the importation of citrus fruits from South Africa.

South Africa claimed that the measure at issue appears to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 6.1, 6.2, 7, 8, 10.1, and 10.2 and paragraph 2 of Annex B and Annex C of the SPS Agreement; and
  • Articles I:1, III:4, X:3(a) and XI:1 of the GATT 1994.




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