Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - FAO / WHO / WTO / Codex - 2016

WTO News Item, 13 May 2016

WTO: Dispute Settlement - Mexico requests consultations with US over second compliance panel in tuna dispute

On 13 May 2016, Mexico notified the WTO that it is requesting consultations with the United States over the United States’ alleged non-compliance with the recommendations and rulings of the Dispute Settlement Body in the dispute over importation, marketing and sale of tuna and tuna products (DS381). This request concerns measures published by the United States on 23 March 2016 regarding dolphin-safe labelling.

When the parties disagree on whether the implementation of the recommendations and rulings has been carried out, a panel under Article 21.5 of the DSU can be established to rule.

Further information will be available within the next few days in document WT/DS381/36

A copy of WT/DS381/36 is available on this site.  See: United States - Measures Concerning the Importation, Marketing and Sale of Tuna and Tuna Products - Second recourse to article 21.5 of the DSU by Mexico - Request for consultations

For the previous news item on this topic, see: 9 May 2016 WTO – Dispute Settlement: Compliance panel established in dispute between US and Mexico over tuna

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