France - Import Restrictions (Phase II)
Products at Issue
|Products at issue||
Several agricultural and industrial products
|Type of product||
Ag and Non-Ag
Key legal aspects
|No of Pages (total / legal reasoning)|
|Request for consultations|
|Mutually agreed solution||
|Outcome of the proceedings||
Consultations held, mutually agreed solution
|Additional Info||L/3744 (12/09/1972) Letter from the US requested placing "the subject of Article XI residual restrictions by the Government of France be placed on the agenda of the GATT Council (…) In view of the fact that the Government of France has not withdrawn restrictions inconsistent with Article XI, in conformity with the recommendation of the decision of the Contracting Parties on 14 November 1962 [L/1921] the United States has decided to exercise its right to propose suspension of equivalent concessions. (...)"C/M/80 (28/09/1972) Minutes of Council Meeting (19/09/1972) Chairman suggested consultation between the parties, and the parties accepted the suggestion.
C/M/81 (01/11/1972) Minutes of Council Meeting (25/10/1972) Bilateral consultations still continuing.
C/M/83 (08/01/1973) Minutes of Council Meeting (19/12/1972) Bilateral consultations still being carried out, item deferred to the next meeting.
SCM/W/48 (11/05/1983) Negotiating History of Article 18:9 and the Treatment of Reports of Working Parties and Panels under Article XXIII of the General Agreement: Listed as an Article XXIII complaint. "The US returned to the case in September 1972 and subsequently a settlement was reached."