US knocks WTO for settlement with India

The US has approached the World Trade Organization,seeking a dispute settlement panel to decide American claims that Indian restrictions on imports of various US agricultural products,including poultry meat and chicken eggs,were discriminatory

Written by Press Trust Of India | Washington | Published:May 12, 2012 2:56 am

The US has approached the World Trade Organization (WTO),seeking a dispute settlement panel to decide American claims that Indian restrictions on imports of various US agricultural products,including poultry meat and chicken eggs,were discriminatory.

“It is essential that US farmers obtain the reliable market access that India agreed to,” US Trade Representative,Ron Kirk,said.

India asserts that its measures are aimed at preventing entry of avian influenza,but US officials argue that the measures are inconsistent with the relevant science,international guidelines,and the standards set for India’s own domestic industry.

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