WTO Panel To Examine Dominican Emergency Duties

Law360, New York (February 8, 2011, 6:53 PM EST) -- The World Trade Organization has agreed to examine the Dominican Republic's temporary emergency measures restricting imports of plastic bags and tubular fabric, based on complaints from several Central American countries.

The WTO's Dispute Settlement Body said Monday that it would convene a joint panel to review complaints from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the Dominican Republic's safeguard measures, which placed a duty of 38 percent on imports of polypropylene bags and tubular fabric.

The countries all asked the panel to issue its report...
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