Cuba Urges to Respect Rules of Multilateral Trading System

Cuba urged today to act according to the rules of the multilateral trading system, referring to the dispute “United States-Section 211 Omnibus Appropriations Act of 1998”.

Under that section it was denied for many years to the Cubaexport company a specific license to renew the registration of the Havana Club rum brand.

The Cuban ambassador to the Office of the United Nations in the Swiss city, Anayansi Rodriguez, told to the World Trade Organization (WTO) that the latest report presented by the US government in that dispute remains virtually unchanged if compared to the previous reports.

‘The northern nation, on this issue, deliberately violates the obligation to report the progress in implementing the recommendations and rulings of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the WTO’, she said.

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