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Additional Duty on Imports of Certain Agricultural Products

Key Facts
Short Title: Peru-Ag Products
Respondent: Peru
Third Parties: Argentina;
Complaintant(s): Argentina; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; El Salvador; Honduras; China; European Union; Korea; India;
Dispute Number: DS457
Link to Dispute Site: http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds457_e.htm
Dispute Subject(s): Agricultural Products;
Dispute Status: Pending

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