USDA’s Catfish Position May be Shifting as Vietnam Takes Issue to WTO, First Step in Retaliatory Trade Action
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - February 28, 2018
This week Vietnam took the first steps to bring the dispute over the use of a non-tariff trade barrier on catfish to the WTO. Vietnam rightly sees the shift of inspection from FDA to USDA as an attempt to prevent catfish exports to the US through the use of non-tariff trade barriers.
The move of catfish to USDA was a classic non-tariff barrier, as it had no scientific or public health rationale, and was done solely to ...
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