Mexico loses WTO tuna dispute against US

15th September 2011, Comments 1 comment

Mexico on Thursday lost a complaint at the World Trade Organization against the United States over Washington's requirements on the use of 'dolphin-safe' labelling on tuna products.

Mexico had claimed that US measures were discriminatory, pointing out that in order to obtain such labelling, Washington requires varying documentary evidence that depended on where the tuna is harvested or how it was fished.

However, WTO arbitrators threw out Mexico's arguments.

They noted that Mexican tuna products were not given lesser treatment compared to products originating from the United States or elsewhere.

© 2011 AFP

1 Comment To This Article

  • Gabriel posted:

    on 15th September 2011, 22:39:27 - Reply

    You should really verify your sources. Every other news source is informing that the WTO decided the measures taken by US are too restrictive. Thus, Mexico has won the dispute.