THE UNITED States government has informed the disputes settlement body of the World Trade Organisation that it "intended to comply" with the final Havana Club ruling issued at the start of this year, although it warned diplomats that it "would require for that purpose a reasonable period of time."

Talks on timetabling will now be held with the European Union, whose representatives told the meeting that "the US should comply as soon as possible," adding that they were indeed "willing to discuss" deadlines with Washington.

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