DS: United States — Import Prohibition of Certain Shrimp and Shrimp Products

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Complaint by the Philippines.

On 25 October 1996, the Philippines requested consultations with the US in respect of a complaint by the Philippines regarding a ban on the importation of certain shrimp and shrimp products from the Philippines imposed by the US under Section 609 of US Public Law 101-62. Violations of Articles I, II, III, VIII, XI and XIII of GATT 1994 and Article 2 of the TBT Agreement are alleged. A nullification and impairment of benefits under GATT 1994 is also alleged. (See WT/DS58).


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