EU flat panel tax shot down

The HDCP thing reminded me of another joyous fact (in case you missed it); WTO raps EU tariffs on technology goods.

Short excerpt:

A World Trade Organization panel gave broad backing on Monday to the United States, Japan and Taiwan in their complaint over controversial European duties on electronics products, and told Brussels to bring its trade measures into line with international rules.

The panel said the EU had imposed the duties on flat-panel displays, multifunction printers and television set-top boxes in violation of the WTO’s Information Technology Agreement.

About time…

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