Talks continue on banana dispute

27 November 1998

Talks continue on banana dispute

US and European Union negotiators will continue their talks on Monday on how to resolve their banana dispute within the World Trade Organisation and avoid a trade war.

The USA has threatened punitive sanctions unless the European Union complies with a WTO ruling.

Both sides say they are prepared to abide by WTO procedures but they at loggerheads over the timing of a panel meeting to review the case.

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