India has appealed to the Dispute Settlement Board of the World Trade Organization (WTO) for a panel decision on its issues with the U.S. over agricultural imports.
“WTO Secretariat received today a notice by India announcing its decision to appeal certain issues of law and legal interpretation in the panel report in the case ‘India —— Measures concerning the importation of certain agricultural products’,” the WTO said on Monday.
India had in 2012 imposed some prohibitions with regard to importation of various agricultural products from the U.S. because of concerns related to Avian Influenza.
This import prohibition is maintained through India’s Avian Influenza (AI) measures, mainly, the Indian Livestock Importation Act, 1898.
The U.S. contended that India’s AI measures amounted to an import prohibition that was not based on the relevant international standard or on a scientific risk assessment.