U.S. REQUESTS WTO PANEL IN CANADIAN WHEAT DISPUTE
The United States will seek the formation of a World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel to examine the wheat trading practices of Canada and the Canadian Wheat Board.
The United States’ panel request also considers Canada’s requirements to segregate imported wheat in the Canadian grain handling system and Canada’s “discriminatory policy” that affects the access of U.S. grain to Canada’s rail transportation system.
The United States held consultations with Canada on Jan. 31. “During the consultations, Canada expressed no willingness to make any modifications to its wheat trading practices,” said the U.S. Trade Representative.