Colombia initiates appeal arbitration in frozen fries dispute, discloses panel report

Today, Colombia has initiated arbitration proceedings under Article 25 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) to review the findings of a WTO dispute panel in “Colombia — Anti-Dumping Duties on Frozen Fries from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands” (DS591).

In addition, Colombia and the European Union, the complainant in the dispute, agreed to make public the panel findings.

By resorting to an arbitration under Article 25 of the DSU, Colombia has chosen to use a mechanism to appeal the panel’s findings through an alternative means of dispute resolution foreseen by the DSU.

This is the first arbitration proceeding based on the Multi-Party Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement (MPIA) to which both Colombia and the European Union are participants.

The notice of recourse to arbitration is available here.


For your reference Summary of key findings of report