Canada Protests EU Ban On Seal Products To WTO

Law360, New York (November 2, 2009, 4:58 PM EST) -- Canada has accused the European Union of violating its trade obligations in a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization, in protest of a ban on imported seal products that could cost Canada nearly $5.6 million in trade deals.

Canada’s minister of international trade, Stockwell Day, requested consultations with the WTO Monday, the first step in the international trade dispute process, calling Canada’s yearly seal hunt “a legitimate economic pursuit,” and railing against the EU’s ban alleging that the decision was based on an emotional response...
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