US takes Indonesia to WTO over plant and animal import rules

GENEVA Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm EST

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GENEVA Jan 10 (Reuters) - The United States has filed a complaint at the World Trade Organisation challenging Indonesia's rules for imports of horticultural products, animal products and animals, the WTO said on Thursday.

The complaint says Indonesia's non-automatic import licences and quotas "have significant trade-restrictive effects on imports and are used to implement what appear to be WTO-inconsistent measures", a WTO statement said.

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