Canada - Certain Measures Concerning Periodicals

Report of the Panel

On 11 March 1996, the United States requested consultations with Canada concerning certain measures prohibiting or restricting the importation into Canada of certain periodicals. The US claimed that the measures are in contravention of GATT Article XI. The US further alleged that the tax treatment of so-called “split-run” periodicals and the application of favourable postage rates to certain Canadian periodicals are inconsistent with GATT Article III.

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