U.S. Accepts Defeat in WTO Ruling on Gas
Woellert, Lorraine, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
The United States yesterday said it will abide by a World Trade Organization ruling issued five months ago that U.S. environmental regulations on imported gasoline need to be changed.
How the administration intends to change requirements on fuel imports won't be decided until after what promises to be a lengthy hearing process, U.S. trade officials said.
"We have initiated a process which will examine any and all options for compliance," acting U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky said in a written statement.
The WTO in January said the 1990 Clean Air Act set different pollutant standards for foreign gasoline producers than it did for domestic …
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Publication information: Article title: U.S. Accepts Defeat in WTO Ruling on Gas. Contributors: Woellert, Lorraine - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 20, 1996. Page number: 7. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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