DS: United States — Safeguard Measure Against Imports of Broom Corn Brooms

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Complaint by Colombia.

On 28 April 1997, Colombia requested consultations with the US in respect of US Presidential Proclamation 6961 of 28 November 1996, adopting a safeguard measure against imports of broom and corn brooms. Colombia contended that the adoption of this safeguard measure is inconsistent with the obligations of the US under Articles 2, 4, 5, 9 and 12 of the Agreement on Safeguards, Articles II, XIII and XIX of GATT 1994. Colombia also claimed for nullification and impairment of benefits under GATT 1994.


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