Thursday, December 20, 2012

Panama files dispute against Argentina at WTO


DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

Panama files dispute against Argentina’s trade measures in goods and services

Panama has notified the WTO Secretariat, 12 December 2012, of a request for consultations with Argentina on alleged discrimination and restrictions in certain measures applied by Argentina to trade in goods and services.
This is the eighth dispute involving Argentina notified to the WTO Secretariat since May this year. The other disputes are cases filed by the European Union, the United States, Japan and Mexico against Argentina, a case filed by Argentina against the European Union and two cases against the United States. 
> Further information will be available within the next few days in document WT/DS453/1
What is a request for consultations?
The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO. Consultations give the parties an opportunity to discuss the matter and to find a satisfactory solution without proceeding further with litigation. After 60 days, if consultations have failed to resolve the dispute, the complainant may request adjudication by a panel.

Other disputes involving Panama
http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_by_country_e.htm#pan
as complainant — 5 case(s): DS105, DS158, DS348, DS364, DS366
as respondent — 1 case(s): DS329
as third party — 6 case(s): DS27, DS246, DS415, DS416, DS417, DS418

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