US requests WTO to impose annual fine of USD450m on India


The US wants the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to impose a fine of USD 450 million annually on India for hurting US trade interests with its failure to comply with a WTO ruling. For about seven years India had restricted US agricultural products like poultry meat, eggs and live pigs, to avoid avian influenza.

The prohibition was via India’s avian influenza measures maintained through the Indian Livestock Importation Act, 1898. The US argued that India’s policy towards American poultry imports were discriminatory and violated WTO rules.


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