Thailand - Customs and Fiscal Measures on Cigarettes from the Philippines - Status report by Thailand - Addendum

thailand – Customs and fiscal measures on cigarettes
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Status Report by Thailand

Addendum

The following communication, dated 11 April 2014, from the delegation of Thailand to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated pursuant to Article 21.6 of the DSU.

 

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Status Report Regarding Implementation of the

DSB Recommendations and Rulings in the Dispute

Thailand – Customs and Fiscal Measures on Cigarettes from the Philippines
(WT/DS371)

 

Thailand submits this report in accordance with Article 21.6 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes ("DSU"). At its meeting on 15 July 2011, the Dispute Settlement Body ("DSB") adopted the Appellate Body report on Thailand – Customs and Fiscal Measures on Cigarettes from the Philippines (WT/DS371/AB/R) and the panel report (WT/DS371/R), as modified by the Appellate Body report.

 

On 23 September 2011, pursuant to Article 21.3(b) of the DSU, Thailand and the Philippines notified the DSB that they had mutually agreed on the reasonable period of time for Thailand to comply with the recommendations and rulings of the DSB. With respect to the DSB's recommendations and rulings regarding paragraphs 8.3(b) and (c) of the panel report, the reasonable period of time to comply shall be 15 months, expiring on 15 October 2012. With respect to the DSB's recommendations and rulings regarding all other measures, the reasonable period of time to comply shall be 10 months, expiring on 15 May 2012.