United States - Measures Affecting the Production and Sale of Clove Oigarettes

Report of the Panel

On 7 April 2010, Indonesia requested consultations with the United States with respect to a provision of the Family Smoking Prevention Tobacco Control Act of 2009 that bans clove cigarettes. Indonesia alleged that Section 907, which was signed into law on 22 June 2009, prohibits, among other things, the production or sale in the United States of cigarettes containing certain additives, including clove, but would continue to permit the production and sale of other cigarettes, including cigarettes containing menthol. Indonesia alleged that Section 907 is inconsistent, inter alia, with Article III:4 of the GATT 1994, Article 2 of the TBT Agreement, and various provisions of the SPS Agreement.

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