The international law gaze: Indonesia — Import Licensing Regimes (New Zealand)
Alvarez-Jimenez, A. (2017). The international law gaze: Indonesia — Import Licensing Regimes (New Zealand). New Zealand Law Journal, July 2017, 260–263.
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The results in inter-State litigation seldom permit comparisons with competitive sports. A rare exception is the panel report of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Indonesia – Importation of Horticultural Products, Animals and Animal Products [Indonesia – Import Licences Regimes]. The score at the first stage of this litigation is New Zealand 18 – Indonesia 0. New Zealand and the United States, separately, challenged 18 of Indonesia’s import restrictions adopted since 2011, which were aimed at protecting the local beef and horticultural industries (the measures), and the panel declared that all of them were contrary to the law of the WTO. New Zealand’s like industries may see the end of their problems in Indonesia on the horizon. The win, though, is not definitive, since the latter has appealed the report before the WTO Appellate Body. (World Trade Organization, Notification of an Appeal by Indonesia under Article 16.4 and Article 17 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes, 21 February 2017).
This is the author's accepted version. A later version of this article was published in the New Zealand Law Journal  NZLJ 260, published by LexisNexis.
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