Panama Takes Colombia To WTO Over Import Rules

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT) -- Panama lodged a formal complaint against Colombia at the World Trade Organization on Tuesday, challenging import measures its southern neighbor imposes on textiles, apparel and footwear.

The complaint is a request for one-on-one talks — the procedural first step to a full dispute before the WTO. If the two trade partners can't resolve the problem in 60 days, Panama can then request that the dispute resolution body directly rule on the legality of Colombia's import system.

The WTO announced the complaint but provided little detail on...
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