DS: United States — Measure Affecting Government Procurement

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Complaint by Japan.

This request, dated 18 July 1997, is in respect of the same issued raised by the EC in WT/DS88.


Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

On 8 September 1998, Japan requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on 21 October 1998, the DSB established a panel. The DSB agreed that pursuant to Article 9.1 of the DSU, a single panel would examine this dispute together with DS88. On 10 February 1999, the Chair of the panel informed the DSB that, at the request of the complainants, the panel agreed, pursuant to Article 12.12 of the DSU, to suspend the panel proceedings. The Chair of the panel noted that this request was made in the context of the issuance of a court ruling in the United States barring the implementation of the measure at issue.



Since the panel was not requested to resume its work, pursuant to Article 12.12 of the DSU, the authority for establishment of the panel lapsed as of 11 February 2000.



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