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.

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Bloomberg, 14/10/2019: French Fry Clash Heads to WTO as EU Gets Salty With Bogota https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-14/eu-colombia-french-fry-dispute-heads-to-the-wto-for-arbitration
EurActiv, 14/10/2019: Commission takes Colombia to WTO over ‘French fries’ dispute https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/commission-takes-colombia-to-wto-over-french-fries-dispute/
Politico, 14/10/2019: Guerre des frites: EU sues Colombia at WTO over fries https://www.politico.eu/article/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 https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN1XP193

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European Commission: Press Release, 15/11/2019: European Union launches WTO trade dispute against Colombia's unfair duties on frozen fries https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/e%20n/ip_19_6221
WTO: News, 20/11/2019: European Union initiates WTO dispute against Colombian duties on frozen fries https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news19_e/ds591rfc_19nov19_e.htm

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