Agriculture

Agriculture China World Trade Organization WTO dispute settlement

WTO panel backs China in chicken quota dispute with the EU

The WTO’s dispute settlement panel has broadly endorsed a claim brought against the EU by China regarding a tariff rate quota extension for chicken.   In 2012, the EU extended its WTO quotas to Thailand and Brazil, two major exporters of poultry. China, whose exports to the EU had increased significantly …

Agriculture Trade defence Ukraine, Russia & CIS World Trade Organization WTO dispute settlement

WTO appellate report strengthens EU case in pork ban dispute with Russia

Russia is probably regretting having appealed the first WTO dispute panel finding against one of its most politically charged trade tussle with the EU.   In September 2016, the dispute settlement body in Geneva ruled that Russia’s import ban on pork products from Baltic states introduced in 2014 and extended …

Agriculture Brexit & UK trade

Wolf in sheep’s clothing: Britain wakes up to Brexit farming conundrum

  From farm subsidies to New Zealand lamb imports to livestock trade at the Irish border: the process of untangling Britain’s agriculture sector from the EU’s trade policy regime will start early in the Brexit process and face daunting challenges, writes Iana Dreyer.   Trade policy cognoscenti  were aware farming issues would be among …

Agriculture Energy & Environment Indonesia Trade defence WTO dispute settlement

COM review of antidumping duties on Argentina and Indonesia biodiesel part of broader web of legal disputes

The Commission announced it was undertaking a review of its antidumping measures applied to biodiesel imported from Indonesia and Argentina which have been in force since 2013. The move is only part of a wider web of legal disputes regarding these measures.   The announcement states that the EU aims to comply with …