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EU moratorium on biotech foods
The United States, joined by Argentina and Canada, will file a World Trade organization (WTO) dispute against the European Union (EU) over its illegal five-year moratorium on approving agricultural biotech products. Other countries expressing support for this case include: Australia, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and Uruguay.

Since the late 1990's, the EU has pursued policies that undermine agricultural biotechnology and trade in biotech foods. First, six member states (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, and Luxemburg) banned modified crops approved by the EU, and the Commission refused to challenge the illegal bans. In 1998, member states began blocking all new biotech applications. This approval moratorium is causing a growing portion of U.S. agricultural exports to be excluded from EU markets and unfairly casting concerns about biotech products around the world, particularly in developing countries.

The first step in a WTO dispute is to request and conduct consultations during the next 60 days. WTO procedures are designed to encourage parties to resolve their differences. If no resolution has been achieved at the end of 60 days, the U.S. and the coalition countries may seek the formation of a dispute settlement panel to hear arguments. Dispute settlement procedures, including appeal, typically take a total of 18 months.
MGR Archive 15.9.2004
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