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WT/DS142 - Certain measures affecting the automotive industry

Last update: 01/12/2003

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: Canada
  • Third parties:
    India - Korea, Republic Of - United States
Summary of case:

Canadian legislation implementing the Auomotive Products Agreement (Auto Pact) between the US and Canada. Only a limited number of motor vehicle manufacturers are eligible to import vehicles into Canada duty free.

Relevant WTO provision:

GATT (I:1, III:4)
TRIMs (2)
Subsidies (3)
GATS (II,VI, XVII)

Current situation:

Canada revoked its export subsidy and introduced a 6,1% to MFN tariff on the imports of all vehicles.

Consultation:

Date of request: 17/08/1998

Panel:

Date of request: 14/01/1999
Date of establishment: 01/02/1999
Date of circulation of report: 11/02/2000

Appeal:

Date of request: 02/03/2000
Date of circulation of report: 31/05/2000

Date of adoption - panel/AB report:

19/06/2000

Implementation deadline:

19/02/2001

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