WTO Ruling Clears US Sanctions Over EU Beef Ban

Law360, New York (October 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A new ruling from the World Trade Organization supports the United States' decision to sanction the European Union over a ban on beef from animals treated with growth hormones, according to the U.S. trade representative.

The WTO ruling, issued Thursday, concludes that the U.S. did not violate its obligations to the trade organization when it continued to impose duties on certain EU products even after the EU amended its beef ban in response to an earlier WTO ruling, U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab said....
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