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WT/DS354 - Canada - Tax exemptions and reductions for wine and beer

Last update: 12/02/2007

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

Canada has introduced new fiscal measures providing excise duty relief to Canadian wine and beer, while increasing excise duties on imported wine and beer. The new discriminatory regime has been applied since 1 July 2006.

Relevant WTO provision:

Art. 3.1b and 3.2 of SCM agreement
Art. III:2 and III:4 of GATT 1994

Current situation:

The European Union requested WTO consultations with Canada on 29 November 2006. Consultations were held on 18 January 2007.

Consultation:

Date of request: 29/11/2006

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