Added a new dispute: Spain - Type Approval of Heating Radiators and Electrical Medical Equipment (request for consultations by the United States)
This database compiles information on GATT dispute settlement decisions and procedures, based on the GATT disputes: 1948-1995 publication (2018). It allows to search and visualise information relating to GATT disputes, including main documents such as consultation requests and reports, adjudicators, disputing parties, claims and defences, procedural basis, and products at issue. It contains a one-page summary of key dates, documents and other information relating to each GATT dispute. The resources section provides access to a compilation of GATT dispute settlement procedures as these evolved over the decades, as well as other relevant GATT documents of historical value. See the full list of GATT disputes here.
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A. Overall number of GATT disputes, by procedural step, 1948-1995
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This section describes the latest changes that have been introduced to the database based on comments received from different sources. Please note that the PDF with Volume 1 available for download in this website has not yet been updated.
Corrected a typo in the dispute title.
Changed the short title of this dispute to "US - Softwood Lumber I" because GD/258 is US - Softwood Lumber II.