MALAYSIA/USA: Shrimp turtle row reopens WTO trade dispute
The long running World Trade Organisation shrimp turtle case, pitting the USA against a number of south Asian fish exporting nations, has been reopened, following complaints from Malaysia that the US is still illegally blocking imports.A disputes panel of the WTO had told the Americans to stop banning the import of shrimp on the ethical and conservation grounds that they have been caught in a way that kills endangered marine turtles.But it appears that the US may have failed to implement the ruling.Malaysia has made an official bid to halt "the US's continued restrictions."It has asked them to be the subject of a resurrected disputes panel and the WTO has agreed. Washington has opposed the move, saying that the original panel did not require it to lift the ban, but to modify some details.
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-food gives you the widest food market coverage.
Paid just-food members have unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 17 years of archives.
I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Dean Best, editor of just-food
- Danone's Q1: four things to learn
- Who will buy Danone's Stonyfield business?
- Column: Why snacking is the new meal
- Nestle Q1 update: four things to learn
- Opinion: Big Food needs to think radically
- Nestle to cut UK confectionery jobs
- PepsiCo affirms full-year target as Q1 hits mark
- Tyson to buy burger-to-entree firm AdvancePierre
- Tyson shops Sara Lee bakery, Kettle and Van's
- Glanbia signs deal on Dairy Ireland stake sale