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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

EU Takes U.S. to WTO

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union has launched a World Trade Organization case against a U.S. plan to rotate sanctions on EU goods in rows over bananas and hormone-treated beef, EU officials said Tuesday.

The move opens a new front in the complicated trade battles between the 15-nation EU and the United States.

Brussels requested WTO consultations with Washington on Monday over the so-called "carousel" plan, the officials said.

Consultations are the first step in the world trade body's disputes procedure.