Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Earlier, today, the European Union (EU) requested consultations with Columbia at the World Trade Organization (WTO), the first step in the WTO dispute resolution process. The EU alleges that Columbian measures accord discriminatory treatment to imported alcoholic beverages, negatively affecting exports of spirits from the EU to Columbia in violation of WTO rules. If the parties have not resolved the matter within 60 days of the request for consultations, the EU may request the establishment of a dispute resolution panel. The matter has been assigned WT/DS502/1.
For more information, visit the WTO website.