Mexico has appealed against a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling that it should review its anti-dumping duties levied on American rice, because they were imposed in breach of WTO rules.

The Mexican government claims a dispute panel "erred" in findings that would make it impossible for the duties remain in their current form: 10.18%, with some exceptions. Meanwhile Japan said it would comply with a WTO order that it remove  burdensome health rules on USA apple exporters trying to sell into the Japanese market, even though it still disputes the findings. Japan had been found breaking WTO rulings on the issue, risking authorised retaliatory American duties.