Canada Asks For WTO Review Of EU Seal Product Ban

Law360, New York (February 11, 2011, 4:55 PM EST) -- Canada is asking the World Trade Organization to set up a resolution panel to mediate a trans-Atlantic dispute over a European Union ban on seal products.

"By moving ahead with this World Trade Organization challenge, we stand behind the thousands of Canadians in coastal and northern communities who depend on the seal harvest to provide a livelihood for their families," Canadian Fisheries Minister Gail Shea said in a statement on Friday.

According to Shea, the dispute over seal products would not affect ongoing negotiations over a...
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