WTO Rejects EU Duties On High-Tech Goods

Law360, New York (August 16, 2010, 12:57 PM EDT) -- The World Trade Organization has sided with the U.S., Japan and Taiwan in a trade battle with the European Union over controversial tariffs on cable boxes, computer monitors and other high-tech goods, ordering the EU to bring its policies in line with its WTO obligations.

In a final report made public Monday, the WTO dispute settlement panel found that the EU had violated its commitments under the WTO Information Technology Agreement by imposing duties on the high-tech products at issue.

U.S. trade officials praised the ruling,...
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