US, EU Request WTO Panel In Argentine Import Dispute

Law360, New York (December 6, 2012, 2:03 PM EST) -- The United States, the European Union and others have asked the World Trade Organization to resolve a dispute over Argentina's import restrictions, a top U.S. trade official said Thursday, a day after Argentina trumpeted its own WTO challenges against the U.S. and EU.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said the U.S. has requested that the WTO Dispute Settlement Body establish a panel to consider its complaint that Argentina has imposed trade restrictions, including the use of "nontransparent and discretionary" licensing requirements, which result in...
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