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1 ICTSD: Africa Dialogue on WTO Dispute Settlement and Sustainable Development Africas Participation in Context: Overview, trends and impacts Mombasa, 2 – 3 November 2006 Dr Henry Kibet Mutai Dept. of Commercial Law Moi University

2 2 African WTO Members Angola (23 November 1996) Benin (22 February 1996) Botswana (31 May 1995) Burkina Faso (3 June 1995) Burundi (23 July 1995) Cameroon (13 December 1995) Central African Republic (31 May 1995) Chad (19 October 1996) Congo (27 March 1997) Côte dIvoire (1 January 1995) DR Congo (1 January 1997) Djibouti (31 May 1995) Egypt (30 June 1995) Gabon (1 January 1995) Gambia, The (23 October 1996) Ghana (1 January 1995) Guinea (25 October 1995) Guinea Bissau (31 May 1995) Kenya (1 January 1995) Lesotho (31 May 1995) Madagascar (17 November 1995) Malawi (31 May 1995) Mali (31 May 1995) Mauritania (31 May 1995) Mauritius (1 January 1995) Morocco (1 January 1995) Mozambique (26 August 1995) Namibia (1 January 1995) Niger (13 December 1996) Nigeria (1 January 1995) Rwanda (22 May 1996) Senegal (1 January 1995) Sierra Leone (23 July 1995) South Africa (1 January 1995) Swaziland (1 January 1995) Tanzania (1 January 1995) Togo (31 May 1995) Tunisia (29 March 1995) Uganda (1 January 1995) Zambia (1 January 1995) Zimbabwe (5 March 1995)

3 3 WTO Disputes Over the Years YearCasesNumberDisputes with African Participation 2006 (15 Oct)336 – – 33511DS327, DS – – 30526DS283,* DS 288, DS – 27937DS246, DS260, DS265,* DS266,* DS267, – – 21934DS205, DS – 18530DS – 15541DS132, DS135, DS – – 6439DS27, DS – 2525

4 4 African Countries That Have Participated in the WTO Dispute Settlement System I: As Respondents Egypt –DS205 – Import Prohibition on Canned Tuna with Soybean Oil (Thailand): No panel established nor settlement notified –DS211 – Definitive Anti-Dumping Measures on Steel Rebar from Turkey: Panel report adopted 1 October 2002 –DS305 – Measures Affecting Imports of Textile and Apparel Products (US): Mutually agreed solution notified 25 May 2005 –DS327 – Anti-Dumping Duties on Matches from Pakistan: Mutually agreed solution notified 29 March 2006 South Africa –DS168 – Anti-Dumping Duties on Certain Pharmaceutical Products from India: No panel established nor settlement notified –DS288 – Definitive Anti-Dumping Measures on Blanketing from Turkey: No panel established nor settlement notified

5 5 African Countries That Have Participated in the WTO Dispute Settlement System II: As Third Parties Benin (1) Cameroon (1) Chad (1) Cote dIvoire (4) Egypt (3) Ghana (1) Kenya (3) Madagascar (3) Malawi (3) Mauritius (5) Nigeria (1) Senegal (2) Swaziland (3) Tanzania (3) Zimbabwe (1)

6 6 Disputes in which African Countries have participated as third parties DS27 – EC – Bananas III DS58 – US – Shrimp DS132: Mexico – Corn Syrup DS135: EC – Asbestos DS141: EC – Bed Linen DS246: EC – Tariff Preferences DS260: EC – Provisional Steel Safeguards DS265/266/283: EC – Sugar Subsidies DS267: US – Upland Cotton DS334: Turkey – Rice

7 7 African WTO Members That Have Not Participated in the WTO DSU Angola Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Central African Republic Congo DR Congo Djibouti Gabon The Gambia Guinea Guinea Bissau Lesotho Mali Mauritania Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Rwanda Sierra Leone Togo Tunisia Uganda Zambia


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