U.S. seeks trade sanctions against India after winning WTO poultry dispute
The United States is seeking trade sanctions against India after winning a World Trade Organization dispute over Indian restrictions on imports of U.S. poultry meat, eggs and live pigs. Reuters reports that the United States has requested a WTO meeting on July 19 to launch the claim for compensation, according to an agenda circulated by the WTO.
The U.S. won a dispute against India last year, when the WTO's Appellate Body ruled that India's restrictions were discriminatory and based on unsubstantiated fears over bird flu. India had 12 months to comply with the ruling.
The agenda did not disclose details about the claim for compensation, but the U.S. Trade Representative’s office had said previously that annual U.S. exports of poultry meat to india could exceed $300 million once restrictions are removed.