US, Japan Bring Argentina Trade Gripes To WTO

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. and Japan lodged complaints with the World Trade Organization on Tuesday over Argentina's import licensing policies, formalizing long-standing claims that the rules unfairly restrict foreign access to domestic markets.

The two countries' requests for consultations follow a similar complaint by the European Union in May. All three say that Argentina forces importers to seek licenses and preregistrations to bring a wide range goods into the country, and has been unfairly withholding approval from traders unless they commit to improper trade balancing measures such as...
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