July 23, 2013

WTO hearings on U.S.-India poultry dispute to begin this week

The World Trade Organization this week will hold its first hearing on a dispute between the United States and India over last year’s ban on U.S.-produced poultry suspected of carrying low pathogenic avian influenza. U.S. officials protested India’s decision to restrict U.S. chicken legs because the move was not based on scientific, international or India’s own standards regarding avian flu. Indian agriculture officials argue that their stance is based on scientific standards, but the WTO dismissed India’s request to dismiss the U.S. complaint, opening the door for a hearing that’s scheduled to begin July 24. Read More

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