CANADA/NEW ZEALAND/USA: WTO upholds ruling on Canadian export subsidies
The World Trade Organisation has upheld a ruling that Canada has been unfairly subsidising dairy products sold to the US and New Zealand. An appeals panel of the WTO rejected Canada's appeal against a ruling that its Commercial Export Milk programme amounts to a banned export subsidy. The WTO had originally ruled on the case, which was brought by New Zealand and the US, in 1999, enforcing changes in the programme. New Zealand and the US, however, insisted the revised programme was still in contravention of WTO laws and brought another case against Canada.
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