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Dispute Settlement Body 15 October 2001
EC reports on banana case implementation

EC presented its further status report on progress in the implementation of the banana case.

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Status reports: Surveillance of implementation of recommendations adopted by the DSB Back to top

Case DS27: European Communities — Regime for the importation, sale and distribution of bananas Quick help for downloading

While presenting its further status report on implementation in the banana case, the EC recalled that the procedure for the examination of the waiver — which the EC needs to apply the Cotonou Agreement — had started in the Goods Council on 5 October 2001.

  
  
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The panel report  (WT/DS108/RW) in the case on “United States — Tax Treatment for Foreign Sales Corporations: Recourse to Article 21.5 of the DSU by the European Communities” was removed from the agenda following the US decision to appeal the report.

  
  
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The next meeting of the DSB will take place on 5 November 2001.

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