PAKISTAN SAFEGUARDS

Keith Nuthall
A DISPUTES panel of the World Trade Organisation has recommended that the USA repeal safeguard duties that it has imposed on imports of Pakistani combed cotton yarn. The decision follows hearings sparked by the failure of the US to abide by a WTO Textile Monitoring Body recommendation that they should be scrapped.

The American government had claimed that its move was justified because of a "sharp and substantial increase in imports of combed cotton yarn (that) caused both serious damage and actual threat of serious damage to (its ...


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