European union - Measures concerning the importation of citrus fruit from South Africa - Request for consultations by South Africa

European Union – Measures Concerning the Importation of Citrus Fruit from South Africa

Request for Consultations by South Africa

The following communication, received on 27 July 2022, from the delegation of South Africa to the delegation of the European Union, 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 the European Union (EU) pursuant to Article XXIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade of 1994 (GATT 1994), Article 4 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU), and Article 11 of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement), concerning the EU's regime governing the importation of citrus fruit from South Africa.


As this request concerns perishable products, South Africa also makes this request pursuant to Article 4.8 of the DSU and reserves its rights thereunder.


Pursuant to Article 4.4 of the DSU, South Africa describes below the reasons for this request, including the identification of the measure at issue and an indication of the legal basis for the complaints.