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Emergency Action on Imports of Particular Products (Art. XIX)

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If, as a result of unforeseen developments and of the effect of the obligations incurred by a contracting party under this Agreement, including tariff concessions, any product is being imported into the territory of that contracting party in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to cause or threaten serious injury to domestic producers in that territory of like or directly competitive products, the contracting party shall be free, in respect of such product, and to the extent and for such time as may be necessary to prevent or remedy such injury, to suspend the obligation in whole or in part or to withdraw or modify the concession.

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Notes

  1. 1.

    GATT 1994, Art. XIX 1(a).

  2. 2.

    Article XIX: Para. 1(b) read with para 1(a).

  3. 3.

    Argentina—Footwear (EC) Appellate Body Report, WT/DS121/ABR, para. 91. See also Appellate Body Report on Korea—Definitive Safeguard Measures Imports of Certain Dairy Products WT/DS98/AB/R, para. 84.

  4. 4.

    Ibid., para. 92.

  5. 5.

    Ibid., para. 93.

  6. 6.

    Hatters Fur Case, GATT/CP/106, Adopted 22 Oct. 1951.

  7. 7.

    John H. Jackson, World Trade and the law of GATT 564–566 (1969).

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Koul, A.K. (2018). Emergency Action on Imports of Particular Products (Art. XIX). In: Guide to the WTO and GATT. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2089-7_17

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