US Asks WTO To Resolve EU Poultry Ban Dispute

Law360, New York (October 8, 2009, 4:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. asked the World Trade Organization Thursday to settle a trade dispute over the European Union's long-standing ban on imports of poultry cleansed with pathogen reduction treatments.

Unable to get the ban affecting virtually all U.S. poultry lifted through consultations with the EU that have taken place since February, the U.S. Trade Representative asked the WTO to establish a dispute settlement panel to look at whether the restriction on poultry cleansed with four antimicrobials is consistent with WTO obligations.

According to the USTR, various U.S....
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