Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Guatemala formally initiated dispute settlement proceedings against Peru at the World Trade Organization (WTO) this week with respect to additional duties being imposed on certain agricultural products. In accordance with WTO dispute settlement procedures, Guatemala has requested consultations with Peru. If those consultations do not resolve the matter within 60 days, Guatemala will be entitled to request the establishment of a dispute resolution panel. The matter has been assigned case no. WT/DS457/1.