Canada loses WTO appeal as EU’s ban on seal products upheld

May 22, 2014 6:23 PM

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Canada lost its bid to overturn a World Trade Organization ruling that Europe’s ban on seal products is justifiable but seized on findings that aspects of the embargo breach international obligations.

A WTO appeal decision released Thursday in Geneva upheld a previous ruling that the European Union ban is “necessary to protect public morals.”

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