Indonesia - Importation of Horticultural Products, Animals and Animal Products - Request to join consultations - Communication from Thailand
INDONESIA – IMPORTATION OF HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS,
ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS
REQUEST TO JOIN CONSULTATIONS
Communication from Thailand
The following communication, dated 22 May 2014, from the delegation of Thailand to the delegation of Indonesia, the delegation of the United States and to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated in accordance with Article 4.11 of the DSU.
On 15 May 2014, in a communication circulated to WTO Members as document WT/DS478/1, G/L/1069, G/AG/GEN/119, G/LIC/D/48, G/PSI/D/4, the United States requested consultations with Indonesia on measures affecting the importation of certain horticultural products. Pursuant to Article XXII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (“GATT 1994”) and Article 4.11 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes ("DSU"), the Kingdom of Thailand hereby notifies the consulting Members and the Dispute Settlement Body of its desire to be joined in these consultations.
As one of the largest exporters to Indonesia of the horticultural products at issue in this dispute, Thailand has also been affected by Indonesia’s measures. Thailand, therefore, has a substantial trade interest in the consultations.
Thailand looks forward to receiving confirmation of acceptance of this request, as well as advice regarding the time and venue for these consultations.