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Oct 20, 2014
Oct 20, 2014

U.S. risks trade sanctions in WTO meat label dispute

GENEVA/WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – The United States
faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the
World Trade Organization ruled on Monday it had failed to bring
its meat labeling laws fully into line with international fair
trading rules.

The WTO said the United States had not done enough to change
its labeling laws, requiring retailers such as grocery stores to
list the country of origin on meat, after it lost an earlier WTO
challenge brought by Mexico and Canada.

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Mexico sees win-win solution for U.S. sugar dispute

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Mexican Economy Minister
Ildefonso Guajardo said on Tuesday a win-win solution to a
dispute with the United States over sugar is within reach and
could avoid a damaging trade war.

Speaking during a visit to Washington, Guajardo said he was
optimistic of agreeing a negotiated settlement whereby Mexico
would agree to limit exports at a level which would satisfy its
cane growers without inundating the U.S. market.

Oct 14, 2014

India loses WTO dispute over bird flu curbs on U.S. poultry

GENEVA/WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – India broke World
Trade Organization rules by blocking imports of U.S. poultry and
other agricultural products because of unsubstantiated bird flu
fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled on Tuesday.

India had claimed its import restrictions were justified by
international rules on animal health, but the panel agreed with
the United States and found that India’s measures were not based
on international standards and were discriminatory.

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