May 20, 2013
Argentina accused of 'protectionism' before WTO
Argentina was accused once more of “protectionism” at the meeting of the Imports License Committee of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in what can lead to a trade dispute with forty countries.
The claim is focused in the non-automatic licenses and other measures the Government applies to the imports.
Diplomatic sources said that several countries affirmed that their exports to Argentina were reduced due to this measure, to which the Argentine envoy answered with statistics that demonstrate it is the other way round and that the purchases to most of the countries that presented the claims are increasing.