20 October 1998
US slams EU over world trade rulings

CHARLENE BARSHEFSKY, US trade representative, has sharply criticised the European Union for failing to implement the rulings of the World Trade Organisation in the two trade disputes it has lost to the USA.

These concern the import of bananas from Latin America and the Caribbean, and over its ban of imported beef from American cattle.

She also warned there was likely to be further friction over the ECs position on biotechnology products.

  • Financial Times 20/10/98 page 7