Argentina, et al. v. United States

Several countries challenged measures found in the United States' Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 that affected the importation, internal sale, and use of tobacco. The Panel concluded that measures requiring that a minimum specified proportion of tobacco be supplied from domestic sources and subjecting imported tobacco to an internal tax or charge in excess of that applied to like domestic tobacco were inconsistent with U.S. obligations under GATT.


Argentina, et al. v. United States, Panel Report, United States - Measures Affecting the Importation, Internal Sale and Use of Tobacco, DS44/R, BISD 41S/131, adopted 4 October 1994.

  • United States
  • Aug 12, 1994
  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Panel



  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Thailand
  • Zimbabwe

Defendant United States

Third Party

  • Australia
  • European Community
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Turkey

Legislation Cited

Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993

International/Regional Instruments Cited

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Type of Litigation

Tobacco Control Topics

Substantive Issues

Type of Tobacco Product