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US, EU and Japan win case at WTO against Argentine import restrictions

Friday, January 16th 2015 - 06:10 UTC
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The World Trade Organization on Thursday rejected Argentina’s bid to overturn a ruling in favour of the United States, the European Union and Japan against the Buenos Aires licensing rules used to restrict imports. Read full article


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  • imoyaro

    “Fix its trade rules?” I thought the problem was that they were “fixed.”

    Jan 16th, 2015 - 08:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1


    Jan 16th, 2015 - 09:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Another let off from being viperous creatures by another, supposedly, world body with no teeth.

    What's new?

    Jan 16th, 2015 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Will they abide by the ruling...not freaking likely.

    Jan 16th, 2015 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    The agreement allows the winning countries to retaliate so I imaging Arg wine sales will be blocked very shortly if the restrictions aren't lifted.
    I doubt the USA will wait until Oct.
    That'll be fun to watch
    No wine No work in Mendoza.

    Jan 16th, 2015 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    €10-billion Euros in 2013
    we thought she wanted nothing to do with the world,
    or was that just her devoted bloggers talking again,

    no doubt the British will get the blame,

    Jan 16th, 2015 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic


    Now the rotting roadkillians don't have any dollars to pay for the imports.


    Jan 16th, 2015 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Does argieland not DO statistics? How much does it win and how much does it lose?

    Of course, our local expert (ex = has-been, spurt -= drip under pressure) will tell us that argieland doesn't care. It wants nothing to do with the west. Why did it buy all that stuff from the EU and the US? It's self-sufficient. Isn't it?

    Jan 16th, 2015 - 09:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cruise ConTroll

    Time for a contrarian move. Argentina should lift all restrictions on trade immediately. In fact, it should adopt a 0% tariff on ALL foreign goods.

    What will happen then is unemployment will soar to at least 30%, the country will truly collapse, and EUialand, NorthAmoland, Ozzer, and Japper will see their exports to Argentina drop to zero, since everyone will be unemployed and won't be able to afford anything foreign.

    When the economy collapses from the flood of imports (and the continued restrictions on Argentine goods that the EU, US, Japan still commit but the WTO looks the other way for, since they have been bought), then Argentina can blame them, and it would be completely accurate to state the deaths of millions of argie children will be in their hands.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 01:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Latin drama.
    Nobody cares if rgs starve.
    Just like no one cares the Venezuelans are starving.
    You created the mess figure it out yourselves.
    I hear the wineries want to stop the harvest festival because they can't afford it.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 02:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cruise ConTroll


    Just like no one cares if you die.

    Go ISIS go. Go Black people go. You create that mess for yourselves :)

    Burn baby burn

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 02:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Seems someone's holiday didn't do minch. Bahahaha. I will however admit that I am enjoying mine. 7 weeks down and 6 to go.

    “... the country will truly collapse, and EUialand, NorthAmoland, Ozzer, and Japper will see their exports to Argentina drop to zero, since everyone will be unemployed and won't be able to afford anything foreign.”

    Interesting that Argentina has a MASSIVE trade surplus with Oz (I assume that is what “Ozzer” denotes.... hard to know). Yes Argentina exports over FIVE TIMES more to Australia than it imports.

    So far from hurting Australia, we won't feel a thing really.

    We will lose A$191 million of exports or 0.3%. A$25 million of that is tourism. A$17 million is confidential items.... that might hurt more Argentina more than us.

    So according to one poorly educated Argentinean, the way to spite us is to cut Argentina's nose off.

    52 weeks until the next holiday? Wow I estimate I'll have at least 15 weeks of holiday in that time.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 04:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cruise ConTroll


    You have been saying you have 6 more weeks of vacation for the last 3 months. You are a smelly unemployed backpacker using your unemployment social check to travel the world. We get lots of those in Mendoza.

    No one on EARTH gets 15 weeks paid vacation on a job. No one. You are fool for thinking I would be such a fool.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 04:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Hmmm, must be an off night due to the fuel shortage? ;)

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 05:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cruise ConTroll

    No fuel shortage.

    No canceling of the festival (the festival has not been cancelled EVER in its history, not for WWII, not for Peron's fall, not for the Junta, not for the Falklands war, not for 2002, and certainly not today... only once was it “downsized” with no official Central Act, in 1985 due to the Earthquake six weeks prior).

    I wonder what drugs you Cranimals are taking now. It seems 2015 gave some powerful stuff, because you tossers are hallucinating even more than usual.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 05:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    That's good news actually, without a bottle of cheap wine and gasoline, there would be no means to run the “Chopper's Dilemma” philosophical experiment, as taught by the NoEthic School of “thought” :
    1. Buy a cheap bottle of wine and down it.
    2. Stumble over to the nearest station, and fill the bottle with gasoline. Make sure to stuff a rag in the bottleneck.
    3. Find an intersection in the neighborhood where cars must stop.
    4. Wait for the arrival of a suitable test subject and Molotov the car.
    5. Draw your blade and shout to the occupant, making sure to gesticulate wildly.
    6. Await the results of experiment.

    Only in Argentina. ;)

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 05:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Demonstrators also wanted to cancel the annual harvest festival, which the provincial government spends hefty money on, arguing that without aid there would be no harvest.

    “We are small producers, we don't have money to harvest our grapes,” one grower from Rivadavia said.

    “If we don't harvest now, we don't eat all year,” said another grower from Costa de Araujo. ”We are not here to make a disturbance or bother anyone; we only come to claim what is ours.

    The YPF oil company, headed by Miguel Galuccio (photo) reported that “eight out of ten stations of the company in Mendoza ran out products to meet demand”

    Toby, You used to not lie so much. I guess everything is just so bad there now your delusions don't let you see reality.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cruise ConTroll

    Your “reply” is so weak it doesn't merit a detailed response.

    You are about as intelligent as a rusting cable.

    You know how many times times the “small producers” are struggling? Every time. That is about newsworthy as the sun rising in the east.

    And yes, in the USA small producers are always struggling and going out of business. It happens all over the world in agriculture.

    Your efforts to pin it as an Argentina only problem only have served to prove the point what a joke and a craninal you are. You are a brainless imbecile with a hatred of Argentina because you couldn't get laid.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I am merely posting news article from your country. Quotes from your own people.
    Tick Tok Toby
    I hope you bought laundry detergent like I told you to long ago.

    The slim hope for Argentina rests in the total destruction of a generation or more of its citizens. Only then will they realize that Socialism/Collectivism/Peronism is evil.
    Too bad for you its your generation that will suffer.
    Your only hope is to find a man to take you out of that decaying carcass.
    My guess is you tried that and it didn't work though and that's why you're so bitter and angry.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 03:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Yes poor Nostrils used to have such better arguing skills before we wore him down. To think he used to pretend to go to university. Living in Mexico at the moment I walk past so many people with their little street stalls..... I can finally picture a nostrils in his workplace.

    Maybe I actually am backpacker after all. However I wouldn't be collecting any social security while overseas as that is extremely difficult (Nostrils first problem..... understanding how people in some countries can't bridbe their way out of things).

    Anyway I eagerly await my quote where I said I still had six more weeks holidays sometime in the last 3 months.

    I also eagerly await the quote where I said I was PAID while travelling. Voice makes this mistake as well. They just can't fathom how rich Australians are. I saved for this trip while working PART TIME.

    So here goes. Clear concise quotes:
    * I have not received any social security payments since the 1990s.
    * My last pay cheque was in November.
    * My next pay cheque is in March (same job).

    I'm always consistent because I don't lie. Nostrils is also consistent because all he does is rant and rave and gnash his teeth while trying to deflect. He doesn't talk about much at all really.

    Argentina will collapse if we import anything. America is burning. Blah blah blah.

    There's so few Argentines on this site now. He is almost like our pet.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Nothing wrong with backpacking when you're young. When I was 17 I spent 4 mos traveling Europe w/ a friend right after high school and I had a blast. I got so tan and skinny my Mom didn't recognize me when they picked me up in the airport.
    But to this day I refuse to touch a suitcase or use public transportation to or from an Airport.
    That's the difference in age and wealth :)

    I'm off to Colombia next week for some sun and heat. I can't wait its been unusually gray and cold where I live and I hate the gray.

    I just had a friend back from a trip to Arg. It was his first time there but he said its clearly collapsing, filthy dirty and nothing worked. He's not going back.

    Can you imagine a $20 peso hot dog? That' s equivalent of paying U$18 when you take into account the wage differential!
    It is amazing that they just don't' get how screwed up they are.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    On the upside, the shortage of '“laboratory supplies” ought to keep a lid on the number of car burnings, not to mention deaths. ;)

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip


    I'm a big public transport user for airports. So much cheaper and better to get to know the place. I did the same when I arrived in Mexico City.

    I love Colombia and live with 2 Colombians. Whereabouts you going? Still has plenty of problems but is dealing with them methodically. I felt very safe and everyone always tried to help me.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    23. If I used public transport that would mean I would have to haul my luggage. Nope
    Not going to happen.
    I am going to Cartagena, its not my first time. I like it. Its surprisingly close to the USA and I don't want to go to FL 3 mos in a row.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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