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Honduras v. Dominican Republic

Honduras challenged the Dominican Republic's general measures relating to import and sale of imported cigarettes, including a stamp requirement, import surcharges, foreign exchange fees, a consumption tax, and a bond requirement. A WTO Panel found that the stamp requirement, the transitional surcharge, the foreign exchange fee, and the selective consumption tax each violated international trade law. However, the Panel found that Honduras did not demonstrate that the bond requirement imposed on cigarette importers violates international trade law.