CHILEAN SALMON EMBROILED IN TRADE BATTLE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Chilean salmon suppliers won the first round in a protracted battle with their U.S. counterparts, who are seeking the imposition of hefty import duties on the fish, claiming the Chilean government is unfairly subsidizing the industry.Should import duties fall on the Chilean product, it would likely drive up retail prices, said industry sources.During 1996, Chilean exporters shipped

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Chilean salmon suppliers won the first round in a protracted battle with their U.S. counterparts, who are seeking the imposition of hefty import duties on the fish, claiming the Chilean government is unfairly subsidizing the industry.

Should import duties fall on the Chilean product, it would likely drive up retail prices, said industry sources.

During 1996, Chilean exporters shipped 26.7 million kilograms of all salmon to the United States, making them as

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