Friday, October 1, 2010

WTO Raps U.S. Ban on Chinese Chicken Imports

(Reuters – Jonathan Lynn)

U.S. measures that effectively banned imports of Chinese cooked chicken broke international trade rules and caused injury to China’s economy, a World Trade Organization dispute panel said on Wednesday. The U.S. measures challenged by China were unscientific and discriminatory, the panel found.

The ruling, in one of several trade disputes between China and the United States, came as the U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on a bill declaring China’s undervalued currency a subsidy and clearing the way for duties to be imposed on some Chinese imports as a countermeasure. Read more here.