EU says settles WTO case with Canada on GMOs

Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:13am EDT
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Wednesday it and Canada had signed a settlement of a dispute Canada brought against the EU at the World Trade Organization in 2003 on the application of biotech products legislation.

The agreed solution provides for regular dialogue on issues of mutual interest on agriculture biotechnology, the European Commission said in a statement.

"The mutually agreed solution with Canada is a clear sign that this type of dialogue works. I hope we can follow the same constructive approach with Argentina and the United States," EU Trade Commissioner Catherine Ashton said in the statement.

(Reporting by Dale Hudson)