The Ministry of Commerce applauded a WTO panel’s decision on tariff quotas for China’s duck meat product exports to the EU, but regretted the panel’s rejection of China’s claims for its chicken exports, a ministry official said on Tuesday [28 March 2017]. The official’s response came after a WTO dispute panel decided on Tuesday that the EU’s allocation of tariff quotas among supplying countries was “inconsistent” with the requirements of the WTO…Full Article: The Global Times Mar 2017

Key Point

  • The European Union allocates the majority of its TRQs for poultry meat to Thailand and Brazil.

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  • In late March 2017, the WTO panel upheld eight of the EU’s 10 TRQs.
  • In June 2015, the WTO formed a panel to investigate and resolve the Chinese complaint against the EU’s TRQs on poultry meat.
  • In April 2015, China filed a complaint with the WTO against the European Union regarding its tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) on various poultry meat products.

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