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WT/DS121 - Safeguard measures on footwear

Last update: 01/12/2003

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: Argentina
  • Third parties:
    Brazil - Indonesia - Paraguay - United States - Uruguay
Summary of case:

Argentina imposed a provisional safeguard measure followed by a definitive one, in the form of minimum specific duties on imports of footwear effective respectively as of 25 Feb. 1997 and 13 Sept. 1997.

Relevant WTO provision:

Safeguards (2, 4, 5, 6, 12)

Current situation:

Argentia removed only partially (non-sports footwear) the safeguards on 25 Feb. 2000.


Date of request: 03/04/1998


Date of request: 10/06/1998
Date of establishment: 23/07/1998
Date of circulation of report: 25/06/1999


Date of request: 15/09/1999
Date of circulation of report: 14/12/1999

Date of adoption - panel/AB report:


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