Finland - Internal Regulations having Effect on Imports of Certain Parts for Footwear
|Products at issue
|Type of product
Leather and footwear
Key legal aspects
|No of Pages (total / legal reasoning)
|Request for consultations
|Request for establishment
|Outcome of the proceedings
|L/5394 (27/10/1982) Communication from Finland (19/10/1982) No infringement of GATT Article III, "restrictions in the use of imported show soles in trade between Finland and the Soviet Union are based on the fact that this trade is conducted on a bilateral basis in non-convertible currencies. (...) [E]conomic rationale (...) decision in question does not lead to a substantial reduction of imports of show sales from the Community."SCM/W/48 (11/05/1983) SCM Committee Negotiating History of Article 18:9 and the Treatment of Reports of Working Parties and Panels under Article XXIII of the General Agreement - Factual Note by the Secretariat: Dispute reported as referred to a Panel.
C/124 (28/02/1984) Status of Work in Panels - Note by the Director-General (28/02/1984) "Terms of reference were agreed upon. The Secretariat has not made a proposal on the composition of the Panel because it was informed that discussions between the parties are still continuing with the hope that a mutually satisfactory solution would make further steps in the Panel process unnecessary."