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Argentina challenges the US in trade and reaffirms current economic policies

Friday, August 24th 2012 - 00:48 UTC
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Why can’t US consumers have Argentine beef and lemon juice? Asks Timerman Why can’t US consumers have Argentine beef and lemon juice? Asks Timerman

The administration of President Cristina Fernandez again challenged the United States on the “trade restrictions in place against Argentine products” which it claims are part of “a protectionist policy inconsistent with from the World Trade Organization”.

The statement belongs to a Thursday release from the Foreign Affairs ministry in reply to what it described as the “US surprise reaction’ to Argentina’s decision to take its case involving the US ban on meats and lemons before the WTO as a formal complaint.

After almost a decade of trying that the US completes the necessary phytosanitary tests so that Argentine produce can access that market, “it is evident that the impediments imposed on Argentine goods are part of a US protectionist policy inconsistent with the rules of WTO”.

“The United States puts aside around 120 billion dollars per year toward subsidies in the agriculture sector. This transfer of resources impedes the development of a more balanced and fair global trade”, said the release.

Argentina argued that WTO stats show that the US is the target of one out of four controversies regarding trade barriers put forward by WTO members to the organization’s Dispute Settlements System.

Finally the release from the ministry under Hector Timerman underlines that Argentina reiterates its determination to continue with its development and job creating policies.


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  • British_Kirchnerist

    Well siad Timmerman, keep up the pressure on the protectionist US of A!

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 01:11 am 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    So now that the USA and Japan are called out, just like the EU was a couple of days ago, I just read we are going to take further action against China, and Brazil.

    And they ratified now negoations with Mexico on the cars, and told Uruguay, Paraguay and Peru they will implement some more restrictions on their goods. I think some action on Turkey is also coming.

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 01:36 am 0
  • Zhivago

    The world is trembling at mighty Argentina's “actions”,
    everything is going their way,
    we have much to learn from the Argentine great
    economic model, how could we have been so blind!

    Aug 24th, 2012 - 10:39 am 0
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