WORLD: Attempts to change WTO boneless chicken rule fail
Attempts by all parties to change a ruling in the long-running World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute over the European Union's customs classification of frozen boneless chicken cuts have largely failed.
Notably, Brazil and Thailand had been pressing the WTO appellate body to rule that cuts with 1.2% or more salt content should be classified by Brussels as salted, rather than frozen meat, (which attracts higher duty), rather than just 1.2%-3% content cuts. The EU had also appealed, opposing any reclassification.
However, the appellate body backed the original disputes panel ruling, albeit making some minor changes. No further appeal is possible.
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