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EU appeals WTO ruling on beef hormone ban

The European Commission appealed against a WTO ruling that rejected the EU's ban on imports of beef containing growth-enhancing hormones. The WTO panel ruled that the ban is not supported by scientific evidence.


June 2, 2008
By meatingplace.com

May 30, 2008

The
European Commission said Thursday it appealed against a WTO ruling rejecting
the EU's ban on imports of
U.S. and Canadian beef containing
growth-enhancing hormones, according to media reports.


A WTO panel ruled that the EU's rationale for the import ban isn't supported by
scientific evidence.
 


The commission said it appealed the panel's ruling because the decision was
rife with "legal errors," disagreeing that the EU's ban is illegal
and challenging that WTO failed to order the
United
States
and Canada to
scrap retaliatory sanctions on European products