USA: US spoils for WTO fight with Japan over apple exports
The United States government has launched the initial steps in a potential World Trade Organisation disputes proceeding with Japan, which it claims is unfairly restricting the import of American apples. Washington has called for formal consultations with Tokyo at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. It claims that quarantine restrictions imposed on US apples since 1994 by the Japanese authorities break WTO free trade rules.
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