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EU launches frites lawsuit against Colombia

Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 15, 2019
The European Union Friday launched a World Trade Organization dispute against Colombia over tariffs on European fries, according to a Commission announcement.
frozen fries
European food   Colombia imposed anti-dumping duties on frozen fries
Colombia last year imposed anti-dumping duties ranging from 3 percent to 8 percent on frozen fries from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, arguing the EU was exporting its potato chips below the real cost of production.

Topics: Frites Colombia

While this case focuses on potato chips solely, it represents a much wider risk to the EU's Common Agricultural Policy.

Colombia argues that the CAP's farm subsidies lead to overproduction, which EU farmers dump on foreign markets.