India’s revision on poultry import restrictions does not satisfy US


India has not been able to satisfy the US with its implementation of the World Trade Organisation’s ruling on poultry import restrictions, despite a second round of revision in rules to address the US’ concerns. “The US, at the latest meeting of the dispute settlement body (DSB), said India’s measure to check bird-flu may still be substantially more trade-restrictive than the one based on recommended international standards. It also accused the country of not cooperating fully on the matter,” said an official privy to the discussions.

The US also did not withdraw its request to the WTO for authorisation to impose a retaliatory fine of USD 450 million annually against India. India, however, asserted that the disputed measures were no longer in force. It said that its revised package of measures complies with the DSB ruling as these recognised disease-free areas.


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