October 8, 2003



EU Disallows Brazil Enter Poultry Panel in WTO


The European Union did not allow Brazil to form a panel of experts in the WTO (World Trade Organization) to discuss about the new taxes determined by the EU to the import of chicken breast. Brazil will ask for the panel again on November 7th, and this time the EU will not be able to deny it. According to the Brazilian poultry meat exporters, after this alteration in rules, the product's import tax accelerated from 15.4% to 75%.