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Additional Duty on Imports of Certain Agricultural Products


Status: Pending

Subject: Agricultural Products,

Respondent: Peru

Complainant(s): Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, China, European Union, Korea, India,

Third Parties: Argentina,

Dispute Number: DS457

Link to Dispute Site: http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds457_e.htm



On April 12, 2013, Guatemala requested consultations with Peru with respect to the imposition by Peru of an “additional duty” on imports of certain agricultural products, such as rice, sugar, maize, milk and certain dairy products.

Guatemala claims that the measure at issue is inconsistent with:

• Article 4.2 and footnote 1 of the Agreement on Agriculture;
• Articles II:1(a), II:1(b), X:1, X:3(a), XI and XI:1 of the GATT 1994; and
• Articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 of the Customs Valuation Agreement.

On June 13, 2013, Guatemala requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on July 23, 2013, the DSB established a panel. Argentina, Brazil, China, Ecuador, El Salvador, the European Union, Honduras, India, Korea and the United States have joined the dispute as third parties.

Panel Proceedings
Brief Date Brief Description
02/18/2014 Executive Summary of the Third Party Submission of the United States
01/29/2014 Responses of the United States to the Panel’s Questions to the Third Parties
01/14/2014 Third Party Oral Statement of the United States
12/20/2013 Third Party Written Submission of the United States