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US Trade Representative: Revised Trade Action in Beef Hormones Dispute
US Trade Representative: Revised Trade Action in Beef Hormones Dispute


The United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced on January 15 that it is modifying the list of EU products subject to additional duties in connection with World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement rulings in the EU-Beef Hormones dispute.


In 1998 the WTO had found that the EU's ban on U.S. beef was not supported by science and was thus inconsistent with WTO rules, and in 1999 the United States imposed additional duties on a list of EU products in accordance with a WTO authorisation. The currrent modifications make additions to and deletions from the list of the products subject to additional duties, change the EU member States whose products are subject to the duties, and for one product, increase the level of the additional duties. The modifications will become effective March 23, 2009. For the complete USTR press release please visit: http://useu.usmission.gov/Dossiers/Trade/Jan1509_Hormones_WTO.asp