WTO To Investigate US Ban On Clove Cigarettes

Law360, New York (July 20, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT) -- The World Trade Organization has reportedly agreed to set up a panel to investigate Indonesia's claim that an American ban on the sale of clove cigarettes, a major Indonesian export, is unfair.

The WTO has instituted a formal investigation into Indonesia's complaint that the U.S.' ban on flavored cigarettes discriminates against clove cigarettes because of an exemption for similar menthol-flavored cigarettes manufactured mostly in the U.S., the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The organization will rule on the matter sometime in 2011, the AP said.

A representative...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.