Measures Affecting Exports of Unprocessed Herring
on 22 March 1988. Adopted, pre-WTO, GATT panel
reports can be downloaded here.
the 1976 Canadian Fisheries Act, Canada maintained
regulations prohibiting the exportation or sale for
export of certain unprocessed herring and salmon. The US
complained that these measures were inconsistent with
GATT Article XI. Canada argued that these export
restrictions were part of a system of fishery resource
management aimed at preserving fish stocks, and therefore
were justified under Article XX(g).
Panel found that the measures maintained by Canada were
contrary to GATT Article XI:1 and were justified neither
by Article XI:2(b) nor by Article XX(g).
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