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WTO Again Rules Against Indonesia In Food Import Fight

Law360, New York (November 9, 2017, 7:36 PM EST) -- A World Trade Organization appeals panel on Thursday sided with the U.S. and New Zealand in a dispute over the Indonesian government’s import restrictions on beef, poultry and various produce items, affirming a WTO body’s determination that the measures violate global trade rules.

The appellate body rejected assertions by Indonesia that certain trade measures under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade are not “qualitative import restrictions” under the WTO’s Agreement on Agriculture. GATT cannot be used as a method to exempt or approve measures already...
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