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WTO rules against US ban on China poultry products
ptinews.com/news/ ^ | June 16, 2010 | K J M Varma

Posted on 06/17/2010 9:08:41 AM PDT by day21221

WTO rules against US ban on China poultry products

K J M Varma

Beijing, June 17 (PTI) China won the dispute with the US over a ban on its poultry imports after the World Trade Organisation ruled the American curbs on Chinese poultry were violating international trade laws, says a media report.

State newspaper, China Daily said in a report the US ban violated Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Agreement, that mandates how governments can apply food safety, animal and plant health measures, as well as most-favored-nation treatment and general elimination of quantitative restrictions provided under the WTO framework.

As per WTO regulations US can appeal against the decision, but in case of it losing the appeal, the ruling will be considered as the final verdict.


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KEYWORDS: birdflu; china; madeinchina; noaccountability; noborders; trade; wto
WTO rules against US ban on Chinese poultry products news

China has won an interim ruling over the US ban on Chinese poultry exports from World Trade Organisation, which ruled the American curbs on Chinese poultry were violating international trade laws, the China Daily reported today.

The report said that the US ban violated the WTO's Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures that govern food safety measures in global trade, regulations on most-favoured-nation treatment and general elimination of quantitative restrictions under the WTO framework.

According to the report this was the first time that China had challenged US laws.

It quoted a Chinese commerce ministry official as saying, that the US was unlikely to attempt a similar ban next fiscal year, "for it will be regarded as open defiance of the latest WTO ruling."

The case is still under inquiry and the final ruling would depend on the US lodging an appeal under WTO regulations. If it were to lose again, the interim ruling would automaticcally become the final verdict.

The US ban on poultry imports refers to provision 727 of its the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 that was passed by the US Congress and became law March 2009, prohibiting the US government from paying for the import of any poultry products from China.

In April China lodged a appeal against this law with the WTO, saying it violated the world body's global trade rules.

The WTO upheld the Chinese contention, deeming the paymetn restriction imposed on the government by the US Congress, as a de facto ban on Chinese poultry products.

1 posted on 06/17/2010 9:08:42 AM PDT by day21221
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To: day21221

the truth hurt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM8XLDl_MTw

America has one vote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohZ0M2slJ9g


2 posted on 06/17/2010 9:11:37 AM PDT by day21221
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To: day21221
Buy American!


3 posted on 06/17/2010 9:15:55 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: day21221

“...These families are doing their best in a tough economy that they didn’t create....”

Excuse me - any fools who voted democratic indeed aided in the creation of the though economy.


4 posted on 06/17/2010 9:15:59 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

good buy more American JOBS


5 posted on 06/17/2010 9:17:06 AM PDT by day21221
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To: Da Coyote

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of¡@Health received notification from the Ministry of Health (MoH) last night (June 4) concerning a confirmed human case of avian influenza H5N1 in Hubei Province. A CHP spokesman said the patient was a 22-year-old woman living in Hubei. She developed symptoms on May 23 and passed away on June 3.

The woman had history of exposure to dead sick poultry before the onset of symptoms. Laboratory tests on the patient’s specimen by the Chinese Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention yielded positive result for H5N1. The CHP is maintaining close liaison with the MoH to obtain more information on the case.

The spokesman reminded members of the public to remain vigilant against avian influenza infection and to observe the following measures: *Avoid direct contact with poultry and birds or their droppings; if contacts have been made, they should wash hands thoroughly with soap and water; *Poultry and eggs should be thoroughly cooked before eating; *Wash hands frequently; *Cover nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing, hold the spit with tissue and put it into covered dustbins; *Avoid crowded places and contact with sick people with fever; *Wear a mask when you have respiratory symptoms or need to take care of patients with fever; *When you have fever and influenza-like illnesses during a trip or when coming back to Hong Kong, you should consult doctors promptly and reveal your travel history. For further information on avian influenza, please visit the CHP website: www.chp.gov.hk .


6 posted on 06/17/2010 9:17:28 AM PDT by day21221
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To: GalaxieFiveHundred

listen to it the truth hurt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM8XLDl_MTw


7 posted on 06/17/2010 9:18:16 AM PDT by day21221
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To: day21221

OK how about we restrick what US Ports that Chinese poultry products enter the US to New Orleans, Miami and Houston and we restrict the usage of such “products” to gator farms in FL, LA and TX.


8 posted on 06/17/2010 9:20:36 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: day21221

We don’t buy ANY food product from China. We read EVERY label on food we purchase. If I can’t find something not made in China we do without or substitute.


9 posted on 06/17/2010 9:22:43 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: day21221; jahp; LilAngel; metmom; EggsAckley; Battle Axe; SweetCaroline; Grizzled Bear; ...
MADE IN CHINA POTTERY STAMP

A ping list dedicated to exposing the quality, safety and security issues of anything “Made in China”.


Please FReepmail me if you would like to be on or off of the list.


10 posted on 06/17/2010 9:28:48 AM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: day21221

one more Idiot Award to the “China is our friend” Bush administration. Let’s let them in to the WTO, and give them MFN status, too.


11 posted on 06/17/2010 9:29:03 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist with no rational argument.)
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To: Pilated

Buying American is one of the resons I prefer Meijer stores over Walmart. The prices are competitive and the have a buy local/sell local policy for food.

Obviously they can’t buy local year round on all things but they make an attempt.


12 posted on 06/17/2010 9:31:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: day21221

All Obama has to do is issue a warning not to eat chinese foods due to safety reasons, maybe they can dramatize someone who got sick. That would solve that problem. The Chinese foods would not be bought.


13 posted on 06/17/2010 9:33:22 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Pilated
We don’t buy ANY food product from China.

There's just no substitute for that human hair soy sauce.

14 posted on 06/17/2010 9:35:32 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: day21221

Never put anything from China in your mouth.


15 posted on 06/17/2010 9:44:17 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer calls opponents "Teabaggers". So we can call Kagan "Carpet Muncher." Right?)
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To: day21221

How’s that WTO case for currency manipulation against China coming along?


16 posted on 06/17/2010 9:50:14 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Pilated
We don’t buy ANY food product from China.

Meat, including chicken, is not marked by 'Origin'...so you don't have any idea where it came from. Fish and vegetables do have country of origin specified.

If you by any processed foods, some of the ingredients may have come from China...even staples like oatmeal and flour are not marked. Like you, I try to avoid food from China...but it is impossible to know if I am totally successful.
17 posted on 06/17/2010 9:50:41 AM PDT by goldfinch
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To: day21221

5 year old dead chickens in my tacos? no thanks


18 posted on 06/17/2010 9:50:50 AM PDT by dila813
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To: day21221
"violating international trade laws"

At the risk of sounding like an anarchist, why in the world would there be such a thing as "an international trade law"?

The Founding Fathers would be enraged that the US would cede it's sovereignty to an international governing board, especially when it comes to how the US - a sovereign nation - negotiates, enforces or withdraws from it's own trade agreements.

Joining the WTO was a HUGE mistake. It was designed expressly to take pressure and responsibility from precisely where it should be and solely - our duly elected political representatives.

19 posted on 06/17/2010 10:12:31 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: day21221

Drywall,vitamins,child toys, now food bookmark.


20 posted on 06/17/2010 10:15:50 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: cripplecreek
"Buying American is one of the resons I prefer Meijer stores over Walmart. "

Outside of a handful of Midwest states, Meijers doesn't exist. I do shop there when we're home in Columbus, but in Florida there's really no equivalent.

Wholefoods is a great store with a tremendous selection of locally sourced products/produce. But, they are really pricey. Meijer's had a great selection, but is reasonably priced.

21 posted on 06/17/2010 10:15:57 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: IrishCatholic

...forgot dog food bookmark.


22 posted on 06/17/2010 10:16:42 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: cripplecreek

I have been buying from Meijer on-line for known products. I avoid Walmart as much as possible. Obviously we aren’t 100% sure on everything but we do not buy preprocessed packaged food items and if it isn’t marked for country of origin then we do without. The flour I buy to make our bread comes the USA. Did you know that marinated artichoke hearts come from Peru - Yikes (at least the ones offered in all stores here)


23 posted on 06/17/2010 10:22:45 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: snowrip

Bush’s fault?


24 posted on 06/17/2010 10:39:42 AM PDT by DryFly
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To: Pilated

I’m with you. I bought some cooking spray and after I got it home happened to look at the label - China. It would never have occurred to me that cooking spray would come from China! So now I check everything that’s an off-brand.


25 posted on 06/17/2010 10:58:13 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: OldDeckHand

Joining the WTO and the IMF was no mistake when our country was economically dominant and could use these agencies to strong arm weaker economies into complying with U.S commercial interests.

Unfortunately, there are now several economies(EU, China, Japan...etc) of comparable scale, and they want to use these agencies to further their own interests.


26 posted on 06/17/2010 10:59:56 AM PDT by artaxerces
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To: artaxerces

“of comparable scale, and they want to use these agencies to further their own interests.”

Which is what leaders of countries are supposed to do.


27 posted on 06/17/2010 11:51:39 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: day21221
Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Agreement, that mandates how governments can apply food safety, animal and plant health measures, as well as most-favored-nation treatment and general elimination of quantitative restrictions provided under the WTO framework.

Passed with CAFTA under Bush.

28 posted on 06/17/2010 11:58:42 AM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: day21221

I imagine McD’s and BK are very happy over ths decision.


29 posted on 06/17/2010 3:36:07 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: IrishCatholic

The day when 250,000 American children are poisoned by Chineese Apple Juice (Which is like almost all of our AJ nowadays) is the day that maybe we all wake up.


30 posted on 06/17/2010 3:44:06 PM PDT by mowowie
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