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WT/DS155 - Measures on the export of bovine hides and the import of finished leather

Last update: 01/12/2003

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: Argentina
  • Third parties:
Summary of case:

Involvement of the domestic tanning industry in customs procedures. Discriminatory internal taxes on imported leather products.

Relevant WTO provision:

GATT (Art. III:2, X:3, XI:1)

Current situation:

Panel report adopted. Reasonable period of time of 12 months determined by arbitration. Procedural agreement being concluded for implementation after the end of the reasonable period of time. Agreement reached between the EC and Argentina concerning procedures under Art. 21 and 22 of the DSU.


Date of request: 23/12/1998


Date of request: 04/06/1999
Date of establishment: 26/07/1999
Date of circulation of report: 19/12/2000

Date of adoption - panel/AB report:


Implementation deadline:


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