Import Measures

Complaint by Honduras.

On 8 October 2003, Honduras requested consultations with the Dominican Republic concerning certain measures affecting the importation and internal sale of cigarettes. This request is a new and expanded version of a complaint filed by Honduras on 28 August 2003 (WT/DS300/1).

According to Honduras, the Dominican Republic:

Complaints by the United States (WT/DS291), Canada (WT/DS292) and Argentina (WT/DS293).

On 13 May 2003, the United States and Canada requested consultations with the EC concerning certain measures taken by the EC and its member States affecting imports of agricultural and food imports from the United States and Canada. Regarding EC-level measures, the US and Canada asserted that the moratorium applied by the EC since October 1998 on the approval of biotech products has restricted imports of agricultural and food products from the US and Canada.

Complaint by the European Communities.

On 20 June 2005, the European Communities requested consultations with Brazil on the imposition of measures that adversely affect exports of retreaded tyres from the EC to the Brazilian market. The EC would like to address the following measures:

Complaint by the United States.

On 2 November 2005, the United States requested consultations with Turkey concerning the latter's import restrictions on rice from the United States. According to the request, Turkey requires an import license to import rice but fails to grant such licenses to import rice at Turkey's bound rate of duty.