Trade Dispute between the European Union and Colombia over frozen fries

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Reports, analyses and information relating to the trade dispute brought by the European Union (EU) to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against Colombia over anti-dumping measures imposed by the country on frozen fries from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

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The European Commission announced on 15 November 2019 it was launching the first step of the dispute settlement in the framework of the World Trade Organisation, which consists of a 60-day long consultation. This period would allow both sides the opportunity to find a negotiated solution to the dispute. If the consultations did not result in a satisfactory solution, the EU would be able to request that the WTO set up a panel to rule on the issues raisd.

The EU claims that the challenged measures are inconsistent with numerous provisions of the Anti-Dumping Agreement and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994.

Related Link(s)
Bloomberg, 14/10/2019: French Fry Clash Heads to WTO as EU Gets Salty With Bogota
EurActiv, 14/10/2019: Commission takes Colombia to WTO over ‘French fries’ dispute
Politico, 14/10/2019: Guerre des frites: EU sues Colombia at WTO over fries
Reuters, 15/11/2019: A chip on its shoulder? EU files WTO complaint against Colombia

European Commission: Press Release, 15/11/2019: European Union launches WTO trade dispute against Colombia's unfair duties on frozen fries
WTO: News, 20/11/2019: European Union initiates WTO dispute against Colombian duties on frozen fries

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