WTO rules against India poultry ban

WTO rules against India poultry ban

Ruling that SPS measures must be based on science sets stage for $300m of U.S. exports to India.

A WORLD Trade Organization panel agreed with the U.S. that non-tariff trade barriers must be based on science, which sets a strong precedent moving forward.

The U.S. Trade Representative's Office reported last Tuesday that the WTO panel sided with the U.S. in the dispute challenging India's ban on various U.S. agricultural products — such as poultry meat, eggs and live pigs — allegedly to protect against avian influenza.

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