Measures Concerning the Importation of Chicken Meat and Chicken Products

Status: Pending

Subject: Agriculture, GATT 1994, Import Licensing, SPS, TBT,

Respondent: Indonesia

Complainant(s): Brazil,

Third Parties: Argentina, Canada, Chile, Paraguay, United States, China, Chinese Taipei, European Union, Norway, Russian Federation, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam,

Dispute Number: DS484

Link to Dispute Site:

On October 16, 2014, Brazil requested consultations with Indonesia concerning certain measures imposed by Indonesia on the importation of meat from fowls of the species Gallus domesticus and products from fowls of the species Gallus domesticus.

Brazil claims that the measures are inconsistent with:

* Articles 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.5, 5.6, 8 and Annex C of the SPS Agreement;

* Articles 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 5.1 and 5.2 of the TBT Agreement;

* Articles 4.2 and 14 of the Agreement on Agriculture;

* Articles 1.3, 3.2, 3.3 of the Agreement on Importing Licensing Procedures;

* Articles 2.1 and 2.15 of the Agreement on Preshipment Inspection;

* Articles III:4, X:1, X:3 and XI:1 of the GATT 1994.

On October 31, 2014, Australia, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei and the United States requested to join the consultations. On November 3, 2014, the European Union requested to join the consultations. Subsequently, Indonesia informed the DSB that it had accepted the requests of Australia, the European Union, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei and the United States to join the consultations.

On October 15, 2015, Brazil requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on October 28, 2015, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel. At the next meeting of the DSB on November 25, 2015, Indonesia objected to the establishment of the panel because a corrigendum to the panel request had been circulated at the request of Brazil. Given Indonesia's objection, Brazil requested that the establishment of the panel be deferred to the next meeting. At its meeting on December 3, 2015, the DSB established a panel. Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, the Russian Federation, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, Viet Nam, and the United States have reserved their third-party rights.

On February 22, 2016, Brazil requested the Director-General to compose the panel. On March 3, 2016, the Director-General composed the panel.

Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
08/09/2016 U.S. Third Party Executive Summary 
08/02/2016 U.S. Responses to the Panel's Questions to Third Parties
07/14/2016 U.S. Third Party Oral Statement 
06/17/2016 U.S. Third Party Submission