Office of the United States Trade Representative


Statement of USTR Spokesperson Neena Moorjani on the EU Banana Tariff

"The United States remains very disappointed with the tariff level the EU has adopted with respect to implementation for bananas.

"We believe strongly that the EU's unilateral proposal fails to maintain market access for MFN banana producers.

"We urge the EU to intensify its negotiations with relevant parties in the coming weeks so that remaining issues surrounding this longstanding topic can be resolved in advance of the WTO Ministerial conference in Hong Kong."


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