DS: European Communities — Duties on Imports of Cereals

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Complaint by Canada.

Canada requested consultations with the EC on 10 July 1995 concerning EC regulations implementing some of the EC’s Uruguay Round concessions on agriculture, specifically, regulations which impose a duty on wheat imports based on reference prices rather than transaction values, with the result that the duty-paid import price for Canadian wheat will be greater than the effective intervention price increased by 55% whenever the transaction value is greater than the representative price.


Panel and Appellate Body proceedings

A panel was established at the DSB meeting on 11 October 1995. This panel has not yet been composed.


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