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EU Carousel Retaliation

Resolution #2008-11-1

SUBMITTED BY: Exporter Committee


DATE: Nov. 5, 2008


TITLE: EU Carousel Retaliation


WHEREAS, The EU has lost a second WTO case on its hormone ban; and


WHEREAS, USTR has asked for comments on triggering carousel retaliation against the EU’s hormone ban; and


WHEREAS, Carousel retaliation would permit USTR to apply prohibitive duties to imports from targeted EU member states,


THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, USMEF supports triggering carousel retaliation as a means to increase exports of U.S. beef to the EU.