Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 16, 2012


QUESTION: Has the United States filed a WTO complaint against Argentina for plans to nationalize Spanish/U.S.-owned oil company YPF?

ANSWER: We are aware that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner proposed a draft law to nationalize a controlling interest in oil energy company Repsol-YPF. We are following developments on this issue. We are not currently aware of any WTO complaints related to this issue.



PRN: 2012/587