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EU to dispute Colombia tariff on french fries

The European Union is to launch a dispute through the World Trade Organization against Colombia. This case is in response to the tariffs the South American country imposed on imports of frozen french fries from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom on Monday said the duties were “completely unjustified and they are harming European companies.”

The latest action adds a new dispute to the list of trade conflicts being dealt with in the EU, including a spat with the U.S. over aircraft subsidies that could lead to levies being imposed on $7.5 billion of European products later this week. EU exports of frozen fries to Colombia totaled $33.5 million last year, according to the Geneva-based International Trade Center.


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