TRIMs Agreement

On December 12, 2022, China requested consultations with the United States with respect to certain measures of the United States related to trade in certain advanced computing semiconductor chips, supercomputer items, semiconductor manufacturing items and other items, as well as their related services and technologies destined for or in relation to China.

China claimed that the challenged measures appear to be inconsistent with:

On April 2, 2019, the European Union requested consultations with Turkey regarding various measures concerning the production, importation and marketing of pharmaceutical products. The measures identified by the European Union include the following alleged acts: a localization requirement, a technology transfer requirement, an import ban on localized products, and a prioritization measure.

The European Union claimed that:

•  The localization requirement and the prioritization measure appear to be inconsistent with Article III:4 of the GATT 1994.

On September 9, 2016, India requested consultations with the United States regarding certain measures of the United States instituted at the state and local level relating to alleged domestic content requirements and subsidies in the energy sector.

India claimed that the measures appeared to be inconsistent with:

• Articles III:4 and XVI:4 of the GATT 1994;

• Article 2.1 of the TRIMS Agreement; and

• Articles 3.1(b), 3.2, 5(a), 5(c), 6.3(a), 6.3(c), and 25 of the SCM Agreement.