CHINA - China has filed a dispute against the European Union with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over tariffs on poultry meat products.
China notified the WTO Secretariat on 8 April of a request for consultations with the European Union regarding measures adopted by the EU to modify its tariff concessions on certain poultry meat products.
The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO.
Consultations give both sides an opportunity to discuss the matter and to find a satisfactory solution without proceeding further with litigation.
After 60 days, if consultations have failed to resolve the dispute, China, the complainant, may request adjudication by a panel.
Further information is expected to be available from the WTO in the next few days set out in an official document.