US wins WTO case against India

October 15, 2014 05:40 am | Updated December 04, 2021 11:20 pm IST - Geneva/New Delhi

In a setback, India on Tuesday lost a case filed by the U.S. in the WTO against restrictions it imposed on poultry imports from America.

Giving its ruling, the World Trade Organisation’s dispute panel said restrictions imposed by India on imports of poultry from America were “inconsistent” with international norms.

In March 2012, the U.S. dragged India to the WTO against India’s ban on imports of certain American farm products, including poultry meat and eggs. India had banned imports of various agricultural products from the U.S. in 2007, as a precautionary measure to prevent outbreaks of avian influenza in the country.

“India’s Avian Influenza (AI) measures are inconsistent with [several articles]....of the SPS [sanitary and phyto-sanitary) Agreement because they are not based on the relevant international standard,” the ruling said.

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