February 27, 2018 / 4:06 PM / a year ago

Vietnam goes to WTO to challenge U.S. restrictions on pangasius fish

GENEVA, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Vietnam has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge U.S. restrictions on imports of pangasius seafood from Vietnam, a WTO filing showed on Tuesday.

The complaint said pangasius fish was economically significant for Vietnam and was a healthy and affordable source of protein for U.S. consumers, but that the United States was unfairly restricting it without a sufficient scientific basis.

Under WTO rules, Vietnam could ask for adjudication of the dispute if the United States does not settle it within 60 days.

Reporting by Tom Miles Editing by Gareth Jones

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