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South Africa, the world's second-largest exporter of oranges, lemons, and grapefruits, looks to peel back EU citrus restrictions it deems 'not justified, proportionate or appropriate'

Posted on AllSides April 16th, 2024
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South Africa has taken a preliminary step toward filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization against the European Union over its treatment of citrus purchases from the country. The African nation has requested consultations with the EU at the WTO in a bid to resolve the dispute, the nation’s trade and agriculture departments said in a statement Monday. “It is our view that the measures by the EU are not justified, proportionate or appropriate,” Ebrahim Patel, South Africa’s trade minister, said in the statement. Two years ago, the EU...

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