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USTR seeks WTO dispute resolution for Argentina's import restrictions

2:24 PM MST | December 18, 2012 | Kara Sissell

The US Trade Representative (USTR), Ron Kirk, has asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to create a dispute settlement panel to review Argentina’s import restrictions on articles including chemicals, plastics, agricultural products, and textiles. The USTR says Argentina’s broad use of nontransparent and discretionary import licensing requirements have the effect of unfairly restricting US exports. “Argentina further disadvantages US exports by requiring importers to agree to undertake burdensome trade balancing commitments, such as...

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