On July 31, 2017, Qatar requested consultations with the United Arab Emirates with respect to measures relating to trade in goods, trade in services and trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights from Qatar.
Qatar claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:
- Articles I:1, V:2, X:1, X:2, XI:1, and XIII:1 of the GATT 1994;
- Articles II:1, III:1, III:2, III:3, and XVI of the GATS; and
- Articles 3 and 4 of the TRIPS Agreement.
On October 6, 2017, Qatar requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on October 23, 2017, the DSB deferred the establishment of a panel.
At its meeting on November 22, 2017, the DSB established a panel. Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, the European Union, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Turkey, Ukraine, the United States and Yemen reserved their third-party rights.
Following the agreement of the parties, the panel was composed on September 3, 2018. Following the passing away of the Chair of the panel, the parties agreed on a new Chair.
|Brief Date||Brief Description|
|10/02/2019||U.S. Third Party Executive Summary|
|09/18/2019||U.S. Third-Party Answers to Panel Questions|
|08/22/2019||U.S. Third-Party Oral Statement|