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WT/DS193 - Measures affecting the transit and importation of swordfish.

Last update: 26/01/2004

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: Chile
  • Third parties:
    Australia - Canada - Ecuador - Iceland - India - Norway - United States
Summary of case:

Under Chilean legislation, Community fishing vessels are not allowed to unload their swordfish in Chilean ports either to land them for warehousing or to tranship them onto other vessels.

Relevant WTO provision:


Current situation:

Notification of an arrangement (23.03.2001) on access for EU fishing vessels to Chilean ports and bilateral and multilateral scientific and technical co-operation on conservation of swordfish stocks. Panel composition suspended.


Date of request: 19/04/2000


Date of request: 06/11/2000
Date of establishment: 12/12/2000

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