Turkey–Restrictions on Imports of Textile and Clothing Products

WT/DS34/AB/R (November 19, 1999)

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Turkey–Restrictions on Imports of Textile and Clothing Products

World Trade Organization, Appellate Body
WT/DS34/AB/R (November 19, 1999)

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Facts

Turkey (defendant) joined the European Union (EU) customs union in 1995. The EU customs union had a quota on trade in textiles and clothing, and Turkey adopted quantitative restrictions on imports of certain textile and clothing categories from India (plaintiff). India objected to the restrictions under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Turkey argued that such limits were permitted by the GATT’s provisions, including Article XXIV, that allow for preferential trade agreements (PTAs). The panel below rejected Turkey’s argument and ruled for India. Turkey appealed.

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