Panama - Measures concerning the importation of certain products from Costa Rica - Request for consultations by Costa Rica
作者:Costa Rica
文件編號:G/AG/GEN/179, G/L/1383, G/SPS/GEN/1873, WT/DS599/1

panama – MEasures concerning the importation
of certain products from costa rica


The following communication, dated 11 January 2021, from the delegation of Costa Rica to the delegation of Panama, is circulated to the Dispute Settlement Body in accordance with Article 4.4 of the DSU.




My authorities have instructed me to request consultations with Panama pursuant to Articles 1 and 4 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU), Article 19 of the Agreement on Agriculture, Article 11 of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement), and Article XXII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT 1994), with respect to measures taken by Panama that restrict or prohibit the importation of various products originating in Costa Rica, including: (i) strawberries; (ii) milk products; beef; pork; processed poultry meat; cured beef, pork and poultry products (including ham, sausages, mortadella, bacon, chorizo made of pork, chicken and turkey, pâté, pepperoni, salami, legs, ribs, loin of pork, roast beef and beef loin); prepared beef, pork and chicken, chicken and turkey breast, pork rind and dry chorizo; and fish food; (iii) pineapples; and (iv) plantains and bananas.