WTO To Investigate US Ban On Clove Cigarettes

Law360, New York (July 20, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT) -- The World Trade Organization has reportedly agreed to set up a panel to investigate Indonesia's claim that an American ban on the sale of clove cigarettes, a major Indonesian export, is unfair.

The WTO has instituted a formal investigation into Indonesia's complaint that the U.S.' ban on flavored cigarettes discriminates against clove cigarettes because of an exemption for similar menthol-flavored cigarettes manufactured mostly in the U.S., the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The organization will rule on the matter sometime in 2011, the AP said.

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