June 19, 2013
Developed countries’ lobbyists promote ‘global trade war,’ Argüello
The Argentine ambassador to the United States, Jorge Argüello, warned that the world is infested with the “ghosts of a trade war” as he witnesses the protectionist measures applied by developed countries.
The diplomat told reporters that those ghosts on a global trade dispute are “agitated in an interested and irresponsible way by some lobby sectors, especially from developed countries.”
The ambassador's remarks come at a time of high tension between Argentina and the United States and European countries whose governments have lately imposed barriers to Argentine products, such as citrus fruits, beef and biodiesel.
Most recently, the United States, Japan and Mexico, as before the EU, filed complaints against Argentina before the World Trade Organization (WTO) for allegedly restricting the importation of goods.