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Vietnam goes to WTO to challenge US restrictions on pangasius fish

By Reuters   February 27, 2018 | 05:16 pm PT
Vietnam goes to WTO to challenge US restrictions on pangasius fish
Employees work at a pangasius factory in Vietnam's Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang. Photo by Reuters
The complaint said the US was unfairly restricting Vietnam's pangasius fish without a sufficient scientific basis.

Vietnam has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge U.S. restrictions on imports of pangasius seafood from Vietnam, a WTO filing showed on Tuesday.

The complaint said pangasius fish was economically significant for Vietnam and was a healthy and affordable source of protein for U.S. consumers, but that the United States was unfairly restricting it without a sufficient scientific basis.

Under WTO rules, Vietnam could ask for adjudication of the dispute if the United States does not settle it within 60 days.

 
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