EU Fights To Save WTO Win Over Philippines Liquor Tax

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT) -- After the Philippines last week challenged a World Trade Organization ruling against its excise tax scheme for distilled spirits, the European Union cross-appealed Thursday in an effort to protect its victory in the dispute.

While the Aug. 15 report had sided with the U.S. and the EU overall — ruling that the Philippines' taxes on distilled spirits improperly implicitly favor domestic liquors over imports from the U.S., the EU and elsewhere — the panel issued a more limited ruling for the EU than it did for...
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