Chile - Taxes on Alcoholic Beverages - Status Report by Chile - Addendum

chile - taxes on alcoholic beverages


Status Report by Chile





            The following communication, dated 22 February 2001, from the Permanent Mission of Chile to the Chairman of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated pursuant to Article 21.6 of the DSU.





Status Report on the Implementation of the Recommendations

and Rulings in the Dispute

Chile – Taxes on Alcoholic Beverages



            On Friday, 9 February 2001, Law 19.716 bringing the Additional Tax on Alcoholic Beverages into line with WTO rules was published in the Official Journal, marking the entry into force of the legislation providing for the progressive reduction of taxes to a single rate for all alcoholic beverages of 27 per cent as from 21 March 2003.


            Thus, the Government of Chile has complied fully and promptly with the recommendations and rulings in this dispute adopted by the DSB on 12 January 2000.