DS: United States — Imposition of Import Duties on Automobiles from Japan under Sections 301 and 304 of the Trade act of 1974

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Complaint by Japan.

On 17 May 1995, Japan requested consultations with the United States alleging that certain import surcharges on automobiles from Japan violated Articles I and II of the GATT 1994.


Mutually agreed solution

At the DSB meeting on 19 July 1995, Japan stated that its Government would no longer pursue the dispute settlement procedures initiated in its request for consultations with the United States.


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