Keith Nuthall
THE UNITED States has been told it should scrap or amend safeguard restrictions on the amount of combed cotton yarn that can be imported from Pakistan, by the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation's disputes settlement procedures.

Washington had contested an earlier judgement that it had broken WTO rules in the way that it imposed the trade barrier, but key elements of its case were rejected by the appeals body.

In particular, it backed an initial disputes panel ruling that the US should have taken into account yarn used ...

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