Mexico files WTO complaint against Argentina

August 29, 2012 - Mexico

Mexico notified the WTO Secretariat of a request for consultations with Argentina on measures applied by Argentina to the importation of goods. Mexico alleges that these measures “restrict the imports of goods and discriminate between national and imported goods”.

Mexico further alleges that these measures “don’t seem to be related with the implementation of any measure justified under the WTO Agreement”.

This dispute is similar to those initiated in recent weeks by the European Union, the United States and Japan for the same reason.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a rules-based, member-driven organization — all decisions are made by the member governments, and the rules are the outcome of negotiations among members.