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Philippines' retaliation in Thai tobacco tiff stalled by frozen WTO

Manila trade official calls foul; readies to target auto imports from Thailand

A pack of Philippine-made cigarettes sits on a store shelf in Manila. The Philippines is Thailand's second-largest tobacco supplier.   © Reuters

MANILA -- The Philippines is prodding the World Trade Organization to let it retaliate against Thailand over a decadelong tobacco customs dispute, as simmering trade tensions between the two nations start to boil over.

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