Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute settlement Body (DSB) announced that is is adopting the rulings of the dispute settlement panel and the WTO Appellate Body in Australia - Measures Affecting the Importation of Apples from New Zealand (DS 367). New Zealand welcomed the action, stating that the dispute settlement process had affirmed its position that Australia's quarantine measures were not in compliance with its WTO obligations. Australia has pledged to implement the rulings to bring its laws into conformity with the WTO rules. More information may be found here.