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.