Substantial Supplier

Substantial Supplier

Substantial Supplier and the GATT Policy Negotiations

In relation to the GATT Policy Negotiations, Christopher Mark (1993) provided the following explanation and/or definition of Substantial Supplier: An exporting country accounting for at least 10 percent of a country's imports of a given product. In GA n tariff negotiations, countries with substantial supplier status may take precedence over all other countries except principal & suppliers and countries holding initial negotiating rights in claiming compensation for a change in a bound tariff.



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