Argentina Hits US With WTO Complaint Over Lemon Imports

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 5:25 PM EDT) -- Argentina filed a challenge with the World Trade Organization on Monday over the legality of American bans on Argentine lemons, days after lodging a similar complaint over U.S. restrictions on meat imports.

Like Friday's filing over the meat restrictions, Argentina's request for consultations on Monday — the procedural first step to a full WTO review of the policies — said the American prohibition on the lemons was not based on empirical evidence.

"Argentina claims that the prohibition of imports of this fruit for the last 11...
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