India - Licensing Procedures with respect to Imports of Almonds

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Third Parties

Products at Issue

Products at issue
Type of product
Product sub-type
Fruits and dried fruits

Related disputes


Key legal aspects

Legal basis
  • GATT Article XXIII:1
  • LIC Article 4:2
Claims raised
  • LIC Article 1
  • LIC Article 3
Defences raised
  • n.a.


Type Panel
Chairperson Richard Hochörtler (Austria)
Other members Jorge Vigano (Argentina), Peter P. T. Cheung (Hong Kong), Crawford Falconer (New Zealand), Delfino Bondad (Philippines)


Type Panel
Legal basis at issue
  • GATT Article XXIII:1
  • LIC Article 4:2
Claims at issue
Defences at issue
  • n.a.
No of Pages (total / legal reasoning)
  • -
  • -
  • -


Request for consultations
Request for establishment
Mutually agreed solution
Request withdrawn


Outcome of the proceedings
Consultations held, mutually agreed solution, request withdrawn
Additional Info LIC/M/19 (08/10/1987) Minutes of LIC Committee Meeting (29/09/1987) US: First request of establishment of a Panel under the LIC, which "raised questions about the necessary procedures that should be followed by the Committee."L/6223 (09/10/1987) Note by the Chairman of the LIC Committee Meeting (29/09/1987) "The Committee agreed that a panel should be established, with terms of reference and membership to be worked out by the Chairman in consultation with the delegations concerned."

LIC/M/20 (18/11/1987) Minutes of LIC Committee Meeting (09/10/1987) Chairman: "consultations on the terms of reference and membership of the panel were continuing."

LIC/M/22 (26/10/1988) Minutes of LIC Committee Meeting (12/09/1988) "The Committee took note of the communication from the United States (LIC/15 [Note by the Panel Chairman which referred to the letter from the US of 03/06/1988, with the same content as C/154/Add.1 which ended the dispute under document GATT - L/6197]) advising that India and the United States had reached a mutually satisfactory solution (...) and that as a result the complaint (...) had been withdrawn".

For a discussion of the US withdrawal of the complaint (LIC/15), see document LIC/M/22 (document date: 26 October 1988, meeting date: 12 September 1988).