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Panel Issues Notice of Non-Registration in Tajikistan Case


​The Inspection Panel on July 24, 2018, issued a Notice of Non-Registration in response to a Request for Inspection of the Private Sector Competitiveness Project in Tajikistan, finding that there was no plausible link between the project and the alleged harm.
The Request for Inspection had been submitted on June 21, 2018, by two people residing in Tajikistan and employed by a foreign company that purchases cotton in the country. The Requesters alleged loss of income and loss of livelihood due to the non-payment of guarantees by a state-owned bank to the company. The Panel assessed the Request and observed that the alleged harm relates to a dispute between the foreign company and the state-owned bank. The Panel stated it did not find the alleged harm to be plausibly linked to the project.