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GATT disputes involved a wide range of products, including cereals, meat and dairy products, fruit, tobacco products, hides and skins, textiles and apparel, petroleum and gasoline, aircraft, semiconductors, videocassette players, and even seal pups and Antarctic research vessels.

Although the distinction between agricultural and non-agricultural products was introduced only as a result of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations (1986-1994), the products at issue in GATT disputes can also be classified according to the definition of agricultural products in Annex 1 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture.

This section allows to visualise GATT disputes according to whether they concerned agricultural or non-agricultural products, as defined by Annex 1 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture.

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Share of disputes, by type of product

  • Agricultural: 43%
  • Non-agricultural: 43%
  • Not specified: 11%
  • Ag and Non-Ag: 3%
Most frequent agricultural product categories (share of disputes on agricultural products)
Meat products
Grains / Flour
Dairy products
Most frequent non-agricultural product categories (share of disputes on non- agricultural products)
Machinery and electrical equipment
Metal products
Textiles and apparel
Fish products

Number of disputes by type of product over five-year periods