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United States Wins WTO Trade Enforcement Dispute for American Farmers

Posted October 31, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(High Plains Journal)

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced recently that the United States has won a major victory at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on behalf of U.S. farmers, including the U.S. poultry industry.

A WTO dispute settlement panel has found in favor of the United States in a dispute challenging India’s ban on various U.S. agricultural products—such as poultry meat, eggs and live pigs—allegedly to protect against avian influenza. The panel agreed with the United States that India’s ban breached numerous international trade rules, including because it was imposed without sufficient scientific evidence. Read more here.

Related: US Poultry Exports Unlikely to Make it to India Soon (Economic Times)