Protecting Aussie apples from fire blight is ... inconsistent

Australia loses NZ apple appeal
Australia has lost its appeal against a WTO ruling which ordered Canberra to change restrictions on imports of New Zealand apples.

"The Appellate Body upheld the panel's findings that... Australia's measures, regarding fire blight and apple leafcurling midge, as well as the general measures, are inconsistent," the WTO's appeal body said in a statement.

The WTO had earlier found Australia's restrictions on New Zealand apples, dating from the 1920s, breached global rules.
File under: inconsistency with global rules is a crime, resistance is futile, diseases must be shared, you will be assimilated.

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