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BIOTECH SUIT AGAINST EU WON'T BE DROPPED, US SAYS
4-Aug-2003  Reuters (via Agnet)
 
WASHINGTON - Allen Johnson, chief agriculture negotiator for the U.S. trade representative, was cited as saying Monday the United States has no plans to drop a World Trade Organization complaint against the EU's moratorium on new biotech products, even though the policy is being phased out, adding, "I see the case moving forward. 

We haven't seen (biotech product) approvals moving forward. We haven't seen the member states that are the ones blocking it move forward. The basis for the case is sound."

Johnson was further cited as saying it was too early to say whether EU labeling and traceability standards might also be challenged at the WTO.

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