Argentina faces foreign trade disputes at WTO

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While much of Argentina’s attention is firmly focused on the presidential elections this month, the country is involved in disputes at the World Trade Organization that could have a major impact on the future government.

CCTV’s Joel Richards filed this report from Tucuman, Argentina.

Argentina faces foreign trade disputes at WTO

Argentina faces foreign trade disputes at WTO

While much of Argentina's attention is firmly focused on the presidential elections this month, the country is involved in disputes at the World Trade Organization that could have a major impact on the future government. CCTV's Joel Richards filed this report from Tucuman, Argentina.

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  • In Tucuman in the north of Argentina, lemons are big business. This is the nursery for Argenti Lemon which accounts for around 10% of this region’s exports. But a complaint by California producers over health standards has prevented this region from exporting to the United States since 2001.
  • Argentina is appealing the export ban at the World Trade Organization, and recently won a ruling over similar restrictions on beef exports. In a separate case, Argentina has been given till the end of the year to lift import restrictions ruled unfair by the WTO, after a challenge by the US, the European Union and Japan.