The United States is considering adopting a regulation that foreign apples can be imported only if they are grown and harvested using the same techniques that are used in the United States. These methods are used in the United States to meet various government standards about worker safety and product quality.
a. As a representative of the U.S. government, you are asked to defend the new import regulation before the WTO. What will you say?
b. As a representative of foreign apple growers, you are asked to present the case that this regulation is an unfair restriction on trade. What will you say?