Canada Steps Up WTO Fight Over EU Seal Fur Ban

Law360, New York (March 25, 2011, 6:27 PM EDT) -- Canada on Friday asked the World Trade Organization for the second time to hear a dispute with the European Union over a ban on seal products, all but assuring that a panel will review the case.

The EU blocked Canada's previous bid to have the WTO's dispute settlement body establish a panel to hear the case, but under the trade group's rules member countries can only reject a panel request once.

“Canada is deeply disappointed that the European Union has ignored its international trade obligations with...
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