Russia - Tariff Treatment of Certain Agricultural and Manufacturing Products

Report of the Panel

On 18 August 1997, the EC requested consultations with the US in respect of a ban on imports of poultry and poultry products from the EC by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, and any related measures. The EC contended that although the ban is allegedly on grounds of product safety, the ban does not indicate the grounds upon which EC poultry products have suddenly become ineligible for entry into the US market. The EC considered that the ban is inconsistent with Articles I, III, X and XI of GATT 1994, Articles 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and Annex C of the SPS Agreement, or Article 2 and 5 of the TBT Agreement.

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