Measures Relating to Trade in Goods and Services
|Short Title:||Goods & Services|
|Third Parties:||Argentina; Brazil; Ecuador; Guatemala; Honduras; United States; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Australia; Singapore;|
|Link to Dispute Site:||http://wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds453_e.htm|
|Dispute Subject(s):||Financial Services;|
On December 12, 2012, Panama requested consultations with Argentina with respect to certain measures imposed by Argentina that affect trade in goods and services. Panama alleges that various Argentine measures are applied exclusively in respect of certain countries listed in the Regulations to the Income/Profit Tax Law, Decree 1344/98, as amended by Decree 1037/00.
Panama claims that the measures are inconsistent with:
•Articles II:1, XI, XVI and footnote 8, and XVII of the GATS; and
•Articles I:1, III:2, III:4 and XI:1 of the GATT 1994.
On May 13, 2013, Panama requested the establishment of a panel. At its meeting on June 25, 2013, the DSB established a panel. Australia, China, Ecuador, the European Union, Guatemala, Honduras, India and the United States reserved their third party rights. Subsequently, Brazil, Oman, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Singapore reserved their third party rights.
|Brief Date||Brief Description|
|10/13/2014||U.S. Third Party Integrated Executive Summary|
|10/13/2014||U.S. Responses to Panel’s Questions Following the First Substantive Meeting|
|09/24/2014||U.S. Responses to the Panel’s Advanced Questions Before the Third Party Session|
|09/24/2014||U.S. Third Party Oral Statement|
|06/04/2014||Third Party Submission of the United States|